Top 100 wines of Mercurey

Discover the top 100 best wines of Mercurey as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Mercurey and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Mercurey

The wine region du Mercurey is located in the region of Côte Chalonnaise in Burgundy in France. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine François Raquillet or the Domaine Michel Juillot produce mainly wines red and white. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Mercurey are Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet-Sauvignon, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Mercurey often reveals types of flavors of non oak, green pear or dark fruit and sometimes also flavors of tomatoes, white pepper or cassis.

In the mouth of Mercurey is a with a nice freshness. We currently count 274 estates and châteaux in the of Mercurey, producing 482 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Mercurey go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison).

Discover the grape variety: Pinot noir

Pinot noir is an important red grape variety in Burgundy and Champagne, and its reputation is well known! Great wines such as the Domaine de la Romanée Conti elaborate their wines from this famous grape variety, and make it a great variety. When properly vinified, pinot noit produces red wines of great finesse, with a wide range of aromas depending on its advancement (fruit, undergrowth, leather). it is also the only red grape variety authorized in Alsace. Pinot Noir is not easily cultivated beyond our borders, although it has enjoyed some success in Oregon, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Mercurey

wines from the region of Mercurey go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of pastaciutta ( italy ), veal paupiettes with cider or duck stew with cahors wine.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Mercurey

On the nose in the region of Mercurey often reveals types of flavors of cherry, pear or straw and sometimes also flavors of lemon zest, melon or hazelnut. In the mouth in the region of Mercurey is a with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Mercurey

Walls: Tasting Hermitage 2001 20 years on

In 2001, George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. Meanwhile in the UK, Tony Blair led the Labour Party to its second landslide victory. A lot can change over the course of 20 years. According to many Rhône winemakers and wine collectors, this is how long a bottle of Hermitage should lay undisturbed until you open it. Is it really worth the wait? I recently tasted 11 Hermitage 2001s – seven red, two white, two sweet – to test the 20 year hypothesis and see how these ...

Côte-Rôtie & Condrieu 2020: report and top-scoring wines

Tasting the 2020 Côte-Rôties reminded me of the 2016s – while some are on the light side, the wines are ripe with a fine tannic frame. They are noticeably more slender and less potent than the previous few vintages and will drink well straight away. Scroll down for tasting notes and scores for the Côte-Rôtie & Condrieu 2020 top-scoring wines {"content":"PHA+U3TDqXBoYW5lIE9naWVyIGJlbGlldmVzIHRoZSBjb29sIG5pZ2h0cyB3ZXJlIGFuIGltcG9ydGFudCBmYWN0b3IgaW4gdGhlIGZyZXNoZXIgc3R5bGUgb2Ygd ...

The Rully appellation seen by Felix Debavelaere

Felix Debavelaere, from Domaine Rois Mages mentions the different personnalities of the Rully appellation. It is not easy to put it in a single box, not only because it can be produced in red and white but also because the wines can show different characters according to where the vines are planted. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (February 2021). Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bourgo ...

Top wines in regions and sub-regions of Mercurey