Mercurey Rouge 2011 - Château de Chamirey

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Château de Chamirey is also a top producer for red Mercureys, and the proof is in this bottle. This wine is medium bodied with a nice nose of red fruit and hints of spices. On the palate, it is round and well structured, with light tannins and a velvet finish. Highly recommended on a nice diner with wine amateurs.
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainChâteau de ChamireyEyeGarnet red
Vintage2011Nose Fruits (cherry, raspberry), almonds and toasted notes
AppellationMercureyMouthThe mouth is full, well balanced with juicy cherry aromas. The tannins are fine,
AreaBurgundy delicate, melted and persistent. Nice round and silky finish.
ColourRedDrink fromNow
GrapesPinot Noir (100%)Drink before2019
TypeDryOpen 1 hour before
  Drinking temperature13-14°C
    
Food pairing
Excellent food wine that can be served  for example with grilled white meats and soft 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 & Desseauve: 3* (High quality production)

About the wine
Burghound.com: 88 - Outstanding (Tasted: Oct 15, 2013)
"A distinctly earthy dark berry fruit nose merges into vibrant middle weight flavors that possess good concentration before terminating in a mildly rustic but attractively complex finish. This will be approachable young but age for a few years as well."

Jancis Robinson: 16 (4 Feb 2013 by JH)
"Ripe like cherry pie. Smooth and gentle and gently satisfying. All in proportion."

Bettane & Desseauve: 16
"Very dark in colour, it offers a velvety mouth on a good balance; it is a food wine."
 
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilClay and limestone
Age of the vines35 years old
HarvestManual
MaturingOak barrels
Ageing10 months
BottledSeptember 2012
Alcohol13%

 

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Mercurey Rouge 2011 - Château de Chamirey

Mercurey Rouge 2011 - Château de Chamirey