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Mercurey 1ers crus Les Naugues

The terroir of Les Naugues produces a concentrated and powerful wine, able to age over many years.  South-facing and planted on a subsoil of limestone marl, the hillside plot ripens fairly early. This wine has a black fruit and spicy character with beautiful volume, silky tannins and a peppery finish. It is a subtle combination of power, length and finesse.

Appellation: Mercurey 1er Cru

Grape variety: Pinot Noir

Soil: Brown clay soil with silty-clay, medium gravel content from very calcareous marl; vineyards located on a hillside, facing south.

Average age of vines: 46 years

Best drinking time: 3 to 10 years after harvest

Serving temperature:
15-16°C young wine
17-18°C mature wine

Vinification:
Grapes picked and sorted entirely by hand
15 to 20 days in vat beginning with a cold pre-fermentation maceration
Regular cap punching and pumping over operations to extract the material and aromas that will shape the future wine

Ageing: 100% in oak barrels for 12 months, with 30% new oak

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Un fruité gourmand, mûr, on croque dans les petits fruits rouges. Très charpenté et carré

15/20

Bettane et Dessauve 2018

(millésime: 2015)

Light appearance, heather and wild flower aromas, Very light and delicate in style. Savoury, floral finish.

14/20 — At his best: between 2016 and 2020

(millésime: 2014)

Very mature, nice body with plenty of length. Needs some time as it is still showing the toasting of the barrel.

14/20 — At his best: from 2016 to 2020

Bettane et Dessauve

(millésime: 2013)

Silver Medal

Concours des grands vins de France — 2017
Macon

(millésime: 2015)

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