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Mercurey, Domaine Adelie, Albert Bichot

Mercurey, Domaine Adélie, Albert Bichot

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Cepages:
Pinot Noir
Description:
Wild and fruity aromas with notes of wild berries, plum and peach.
Origin:
Côte Mâconnais & Côte Chalonnais
Vintage:
2016
Alcohol %:
13
Colour:
Red
Country:
France
Group:
Burgundy
Bottle Size:
75cl
Closure:
Cork
Wine Code:
0257
Producer:
Maison Albert Bichot
Other Info:
Mercurey is named after the roman temple built here to honour the god Mercury. With 1,600 acres, 85 "village" vineyard parcels and 32 premier crus, the Mercurey appellation is the largest of the Côte Chalonnaise appellations. The most recent addition to the family of Albert Bichot estates, the Domaine Adélie covers 11 acres for 2 of its flagship appellations: Mercurey and Mercurey premier cru. The soil is rich in clay and well-drained due to its stony character. The bedrock is compact limestone with a few predominately marly limestone zones.

Bichot practise sustainable viticulture, based on observation, prevention and paying attention to the complex balances found in nature. The soil is maintained responsibly, it is judiciously ploughed and fertilized using organic matter. They also encourage manual labour that boosts the plants' natural defenses.

The nose is redolent with wild and fruity aromas with notes of wild berries, plum and peach. The
mouth is full of sweet red and black fruits and is fleshy and velvety and very suave. The finish is long and satisfying.

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Food match:

The simplicity of this wine will perfectly accompany your aperitifs with friends: tapas with chorizo, cured ham or Corsican dry sausage for example. For drinking with a meal savour this red Mercurey with braised beef, couscous and tajine.

 
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