and Mercurey Premier Cru AOC
is one of the foremost appellations in the Côte Chalonnaise and is located near Chalon-sur-Saône. The wines of Mercurey have enjoyed appellation status since 1923. The appellation includes 32 Mercurey Premier Cru classified climats. The vineyard covers the communes of Mercurey and Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu.
The vines of Mercurey are planted at an altitude of between 230- 320 metres, in calcic and marly soils to the east and soils with a Jurassic structure and a crystalline bedrock covered with sandstone to the west. The appellation’s approximate 630 hectares produce about 27,500 hectolitres of wine per year.
The appellation of the Mercurey and Mercurey Premier Cru wines produces red wines from Pinot Noir, and a smaller amount of white wine from Chardonnay, the two flagship grape varieties of Burgundy. The Mercurey red wines are complete, fruity and full-bodied, while the whites show lovely minerality with the Chardonnay’s characteristic white flower overtones. Wine lovers can discover the appeal of this appellation thanks to the wines produced by Château de Chamirey.
More informations on the website of the wines of Mercurey