Château de Mercey 2017 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune
The vineyard covers now around 35 hectares mainly surrounds the Château, built in the 16th Century at the southern edge of the Côte de Beaune, but also extends in the Côte Chalonnaise.
Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune parcels are lyre-shaped. This technique allows the sun to shine within the vine rows and ensures quick ripening and prevents diseases.
The wine is deep ruby red. Very fruity with beautiful notes of little red fruits (cherry, raspberry). Supple silky tannins and a very nice aromatic persistence.
VINTAGE : 2017
In 2017, Burgundy succeed at both quality and quantity levels. After many vintages impacted by the climatic variation, Antonin Rodet, recover with the 2017 vintage, a very satisfactory harvest. Very elegant vintage. The vines profited fully from a very warm spring, with budburst in early April ensuring a head start in terms of the growth cycle that was maintained right up to the harvest. The plants progressed from stage to stage free from hindrance, and by mid-June, were flowering before rapid fruit set. An early vintage was confirmed.
The grapes were in exceptional health and required virtually no sorting. Everyone was very enthusiastic about this fabulous fruit, its peak ripeness, and the volumes produced.
Red wines vinification has been facilitated by beautiful maturity offering deep colors and silky, well balanced tannins.