CHATEAU DE MERCEY BOURGOGNE HAUTES-COTES DE BEAUNE 2015
Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune parcels are lyre-shaped. This technique allows the sun to shine within the vine rows and ensures quick ripening and prevents diseases.
Vinification and maturing
Harvest dates : from 8th to 16th of September 2015.
The grapes are hand harvested then pressed in a pneumatic press.
After a static cold « débourbage » (settling) lasting 24 hours, our white wines start their alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats before being transferred to barrels where the aging takes place for 10 months.
Color : white gold with silver grey reflections.
Nose : fresh almonds followed by white fruits notes.
Palate : notes of minerality, expressing salinity with citrus overtones and fresh finish.
Wine and food pairing
This wine will perfectly accompany all mixed salads, savoury salted tarts, raw or marinated fish, sushi, sashimi or goat cheese.
Already delicious, this wine can age 5 years.
Serve chill but not iced at 13-14°C.
Vintage : 2015
The 2015 vintage was almost perfect; the harvested grapes were very ripe and healthy.
After a fairly mild Winter and Spring, we experienced an exceptional, lengthy heatwave towards the end of June. As such the vineyard work in July was limited. Some vine-leaves in certain early-growth vineyards or vineyards planted on shallow soil experienced some sunburn.
There was a storm in early August which had various effects on the Burgundy vineyard. As it happens, it was very welcome as it allowed the vine to continue its natural maturity process, as excessive heat can block this.
Climatic conditions remained ideal in the build-up to the harvest and allowed the vineyards to retain their impeccable healthy state while gaining full ripeness;
The harvest at the Chateau de Mercey took place under sunshine from the 2nd to the 19th September.
Very little sorting was required as the grapes quality was so good.
The yields were inferior to 2014 but remained fairly average considering the last decade.
Natural degrees are satisfactory; the grapes show a fine sugar / acidity balance.
The 2015 vintage is an undoubted success and will result in wines of great richness.