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Mercurey Chardonnay

 

Winery

Domaine de la Monette

Appellation

AOP Mercurey

Wine Name

Les Obus

Variety

100% Chardonnay

White Wine

Dry

Burgundy

Roelof Ligtmans & Marlon Steine

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Story

Roel of Ligtmans & Marlon Steine, a Dutch couple, bought the domaine in 2007. They were able to buy their first vineyard in 2008 and began the winemaking enterprise with the beautiful 2009 vintage. Their aim is to produce wine as naturally as possible: limited use of vineyard treatments and products, enhancement of biodiversity in the vineyard, revitalisation of the soil, and hands-off winemaking. Bottles, packaging, labels, are all chosen with regards to the environment. In 2010 the roof of the winery has been transformed into a solar energy production unit.

Vineyard

Every vineyard from this Domain is maintained in an eco-conscious manner, using certified organic practices since 2009. This means no chemical treatments to the vine nor the soil. This wine come from the single vineyard named: “Les Obus” located in Chamirey. The plot is on a limestone soil and enjoy a South exposition. The average age of the vines is 60 years and the yield varies between 20 and 40 hl/ha.

Vinification

The fruit is manually harvested, and sorted at the winery. No sulfite additions were made. Cold stettling during 24h at 8C. Juices are then going to 300 liters oak barrels. Light stirrings are done once a month during the alcholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in 500 liters oak barrels (50% new oak) and has been filtrated by lenticular filter only once before the bottling.

Tasting Notes

This wine has a bright with a powerful noise, this wine has white fruits aromas with slightly oaky notes. The mouth is round and complex. Plaisant
long finish.

Food Pairing

Hamachi Crudo, escargots or sweet breads and Bone Marrow.

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