The Domaine of Château de Mercey

Built in the 16th Century at the Southern limits of the Cote de Beaune, the Chateau de Mercey belonged to the Berger family for four generations; the family developed the vineyard during this time. The Château’s vineyards joined Maison Antonin Rodet in 1989.

The vineyard estate extends over 48 hectares principally on land around the Chateau itself with other vineyards in the Côte Chalonnaise.

In red appellations

            - Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, vignes en Lyre ( 22ha)

            - Mercurey (9ha)

            - Maranges 1er Cru (4,2ha)

            -Mercurey 1er Cru (1,75ha)

            - Santenay (1,15 ha)

In white appellations

            - Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, vignes en Lyre (6,9ha)

            - Bourgogne Aligoté ( 1,6 ha)

            - Mercurey(1,33 ha)

Georges Piazzon, the estate manager in charge of the vineyard, the vinification and the ageing, works closely with Anne-Laure Hernette (the Rodet winemaker) in making the wines of the Chateau de Mercey.

Lyre-trained Vines : an original vine-growing method

Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune – the vineyards are trellised in lyre-shape. This technique allows the sun to shine within the vine rows and ensures quick ripening and prevents diseases.