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Mercurey Les Montots 2012

Description

Les Montots is situated on fairly steep slope with southern exposure, planted with a selection of Pinot Noir vines from Nuits-Saint-Georges chosen for teir aromatic qualities and moderate yield. Les Montots is a Mercurey of its own kind, structured and viforous, deep with a dark ruby color. It will open up gradually with age, revealing the breadth of its complexity only after five to seven years. Depending on the vintage and your cellar, it will age and develop for fifteen to twenty years. serve at aound 64°F with red meat or game. Many cheeses will go well with les Montots but follow once again the caveat against soft cheeses like Camembert, Brie and Vacherin.

Winemaking

Once hand-gathered and sorted, the clusters may be vinifed intact or destemmed, depending on the vintage, but always without mechanical crushing. The traditional vinification occurs in open oak tanks. The cap of grape skins is punched down daily, and the lengthy vatting can last 15 days or more.The wine then undergoes a year-long maturation in oak casks befor being bottled unfiltered.

Vintage

Concentrated, with deep red fruits hues, our Mercurey is very "tight”at present, true to the climat of Les Montots. It however promises, with its ethereal structure and its mature and silky tannins, an ageing potential of well over 10 years. It wine being matured and vinified the most natural way possible, we would recommend that you leave it settle in your cellar and let it breath before any tasting.



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