Mission Codename Mercurey Rising White
Bonjour Les Operatives! The incredible trio of Moillard-Grivot we featured recently were possibly the red Burgundy bargains of the century. Thanks to the overwhelming enthusiasm that helped sell out every single bottle fast, we went back to ‘Le Source’ to find a WHITE Mercurey, once again at HALF OFF! We could not believe how youthful and lively it is for a 2013. Granted, there are at least 6 Mercurey Rouge made for each rare Blancs, so there’s far less of this white available, while it lasts.
A delicate shade of pale gold fades to silver streaks on the bright rim. Peach, apple and citrus are shaded by touches of apple pie and cinnamon on the focused nose. The creamy, concentrated and delicious entry is abundant with pear, truffle, honey, and nuts. Medium-bodied and pleasurable on the opulent, classically built finish, this at peak beauty will pair wonderfully with simple preparations of shellfish or fish enrobed with citrus and cream.
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. Moillard-Grivot dates back to the French Revolution and since their inception, they have focused on growing and sourcing some of the best grapes to showcase the great terroirs they bottle.
Here’s what the wine press says on Côte Chalonnaise:
Clive Coates, MW – Decanter “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.”
What the Winery Says
2013 Mercurey Blanc AOC
- Marchand Tawse
- Mercurey AOC, Côte Chalonnaise Burgundy
- 5.85 g/L
- 12 months in 20% new French oak