2013 Mercurey Rouge AOC
Yet another Burgundy bargain, but this sadly is our very last offering from Moillard-Grivot’s unreal red values from 2013 as they are now completely sold out and the wines will no longer be imported! So, here’s the final shot at an astonishing run of giveaways, this time we head South. For a recent Decanter magazine feature, one of the world’s foremost Burgundy experts Master of Wine Clive Coates advises; “Waiting patiently for your Burgundies from the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits to reach their fully mature exquisiteness? The five wine-producing communes of the Côte Chalonnaise a little further south provide some excellent options for earlier drinking. The area has much going for it. Most importantly, the wines are some of Burgundy‘s best value for money.”
A lovely shade of pale ruby with a bright rim that radiates a deep rosy crimson. Bright and open-knit with an enticing bouquet of tart cherries, plum, and earth. Clean and fresh with a juicy cut of bold red berries enlaced with herbal nuances. A sappy tannic grip resonating through the extensive length showcasing spices. A simple cheese platter with fatty cold cuts of charcuterie, dried fruits, and nuts.
As we pointed out before, Burgundy can get really complicated, where the notion of terroir was born in the Middle Ages and the village and the vineyard matter above all else. This Mercurey is a Village level Burgundy, a mid-tier level of quality, sitting right in between the Regional and Cru classifications. What matters next in Burgundy is the vintage - 2013 for reds, according to Jancis Robinson was; “The fairy-tale vintage?” Hundreds of 2013 Burgundies I have tasted to date are generally delightfully terroir-specific. From the right addresses, wines for true Burgundy lovers.” Of equal importance is the producer. Moillard-Grivot dates back to the French Revolution! Since their inception, they have focused on growing and sourcing some of the best grapes to showcase the great terroirs they bottle.
A lovely shade of pale ruby with a bright rim that radiates a deep rosy crimson.
Bright and open-knit with an enticing bouquet of tart cherries, plum, and earth.
Clean and fresh with a juicy cut of bold red berries enlaced with herbal nuances.
A sappy tannic grip resonating through the extensive length showcasing spices.
A simple cheese platter with fatty cold cuts of charcuterie, dried fruits, and nuts.
What the Winery Says
- Marchand Tawse
- Pinot Noir
- Mercurey AOC, Côte Chalonnaise Burgundy
- 5.55 g/L
- 12 months in 20% new French oak