Mercurey Premier Cru – Les Puillets
Tasting note :
There is very little soil in this vineyard and then immediately rock, which bursts through in some places.
Les Puillets is a mineral 1er Cru, floral and graceful that will delight amateurs of precision wines.
Harvest and grape selection done by hand and transported in small boxes to the cellar.
Vinification takes place over 12 days in temperature controlled vats with a pre-fermentation cold maceration over 3 to 5 days.
The juice is either pumped over or the cap is punched twice a day dependant on the stage of the vinification.
Ageing for 18 months: 12 in oak barrels and 6 in tank.
NEITHER FILTERED OR FINED
Food and Wines pairing :
Best enjoyed with duck breast in a green pepper sauce. As well as with époisses and other strong character cheeses.
Exposition : East south-east
Altitude : 300 m
Grape variety : Pinot noir
Age of the vines : 50 ans
Vineyard size : 1.25 hectares
Average yield : 42 hl/ha
Production moyenne : 7 000 Blles