Mercurey was named after the Roman temple built here to honour the god Mercury. Boasting 650 ha (1,600 acres), 85 plots and 32 Premier Crus, Mercurey is the largest of the Côte Chalonnaise’s appellations.
The nose exudes fruity aromas with notes of wild berries, plum and peach. The palate is bursting with the flavour of candy; it is full-bodied, velvety, and very smooth. Harmonious with a long finish.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Serve between 14 and 16°C (57°F - 60°F)
May be enjoyed now for its fruitiness or laid down for 3 to 5 years or more if stored in a wine cellar.
This wine pairs well with grilled or roasted red meats, meat in red wine sauce, feathered game and full-flavoured cheeses.