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Mercurey Rouge “Château Mi-pont”

Mercurey Rouge “Château Mi-pont”

Country

France

Region

Burgundy

Sub-Region

Mercurey

Producer

Laurent Dufouleur

Vintage

2017

Composition

100% PINOT NOIR

Certifications

Sustainable

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WINEMAKER NOTES

Château Mi-Pont is a family property of 2 Ha (5 acres), which is south oriented and which is located right in the middle of the village of Mercurey. Its name comes from the nearby castle which has been built on the 15th century. “Mi-Pont” commonly means half bridge, but it has to be understood in old French where the meaning was in the middle of the bridge. And indeed, a tiny river runs through the castle, a castle built in the middle of a bridge. The particularity of this terroir comes from its soil where the rocks lie just 1 meter under the surface. It therefore cannot produce important quantities of wine, but it does help the Pinot Noir grape to concentrate the aromas of the Château Mi-Pont terroir.

TASTING NOTES

A superb dark-ruby color and a fruity and well-developed nose. On the palate, a fruity attack, well-structured with rounded tannins. Medium-bodied with a fruity and long finish.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

It is best drunk “chambré” (16-18°) with grilled meats or cheese.

VINEYARD

  • Soil: limestone

VINIFICATION

Only sound grapes are being harvested to make the Château Mi- Pont. The crushed berries are put in stainless-steel vats for maceration during 10 days with a pre-fermenting cooled period of 2 days in order to extract the color and tannins. After the pressing, the wine is let to age in oak barrels during 12 months, and then bottled. It can age in a cellar up to 10 years.