Mercurey Blanc 2008 - Château de Chamirey


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Now coming up to the Mercurey appellation with the flagship white of the domain, which is a complex wine with various aromas like citrus fruit, white flowers, fresh grass and a hint of mint. Very fresh, round and balanced, it is a great bottle to try out a white Mercurey.
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainChâteau de ChamireyEyePale gold yellow
Vintage2008Nose Flowers, fresh grass with hints of mint and citrus
AppellationMercureyMouthFresh and well-balanced with mineral, salty and iodine notes. 
AreaBurgundyDrink fromNow
ColourWhiteDrink before2015
GrapesChardonnay (100%)Open 30 minutes before
TypeDryDrinking temperature12-14°C
    
Food pairing
This 2008 White Mercurey can be enjoyed as an aperitif or during a meal with seafood, white meats and blue cheeses
 
A word about the domain
It all really started in the 1930’s when the Marquis de Jouennes d’Herville, grandfather of the actual owners Amaury and Aurore Devillard, decided to bottle the first red Mercurey at the estate. This marked the creation of the Château de Chamirey as a wine estate that has since then produced some of the best Mercurey reds and whites. With 37 hectares in total, including 15 hectares of 1er Crus, Château de Chamirey is one of the largest estates of Mercurey and also one of the best in quality.  The Devillard family has always played a huge part in the reputation of the appellation by always maintaining high standards in their production. The vineyard is run in “culture raisonnée”, which limited at the minimum the use of chemicals, and using traditional winemaking techniques.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Dessauve: 3* (High quality production)

About the wine
WineSpectator: 89 (Issue: Aug 31, 2010)
"Round and concentrated, featuring peach, lemon custard and baking spice flavors. A touch of acidity needs to be integrated, and the finish is long."

Gault&Millau: 17
"What a finesse with this wine that expresses very subtle dried fruits and white flowers. The mouth is not imposing but subtle, very soft and vibrant, with a very discreet tart."

Bettane & Dessauve: 14
"Remarkable Mercurey under construction, already beautiful. Wait for it would be reasonable"
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilClay and limestone
Age of vines35 years old
HarvestManual
MaturingStainless steel vats and 15% oak barrels
Ageing10 months
BottledSeptember 2012
Alcohol13%

 

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Mercurey Blanc 2008 - Château de Chamirey

Mercurey Blanc 2008 - Château de Chamirey