Mercurey 1er Cru 'Les Puillets' Rouge 2018, Château de Chamilly

This Château lies in the heart of Mercurey and has been in the hands of the Desfontaine family for over 150 years. The impressive castle boasts a 14th century tower as well as imposing 17th century fortifications. Véronique Desfontaine is the current proprietor of this 25ha property, which is run by her two sons, Arnaud and Xavier. They have invested heavily in recent years and are producing some scintillating wines. It has been great to witness the year on year improvements at this property.
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Pinot Noir
Sub Region:
Côte Chalonnaise
Sub Sub Region:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink 2021+
Closure Type:

Château de Chamilly

Château de Chamilly stands in the heart of a green valley situated to the north of the Côte Chalonnaise, 20 minutes south of Beaune. It was built during the 17th century by Noël Bouton (lieutenant general of the armies of King Louis XIV, Governor of Strasbourg and Marquis of Chamilly), on the foundations of a 14th century fortified farm. The Desfontaine family bought it, along with the surrounding land, at the beginning of the 19th century. Taken with the buildings, the land and the incomparable lifestyle, the Desfontaine family continually restore and develop the surroundings.

Tasting Notes

Produced from 50 year old vines, planted on south-east facing vineyards with iron rich soils, this wine is aged in 20% new oak for 12 months oak with a further 6 months in stainless steel tank. An extremely aromatic bouquet with notes of ripe black cherries and a hint of hedgerow. The palate is voluptuous, rich and finely textured with bramble and damson fruits and an underlying cherry stone freshness. What a lovely wine!

Food Matches

Pair with sirloin steak with a mushroom sauce

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