Domaine De L'Eveche, Mercurey Les Murgers 2019Red
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“Les Murgers” is the best wine produced by Domaine de l’Eveche. Gorgeous and intense garnet color. Scents of ripped red berries, complex aromas of subtle mixed spices and meadow. The flavors intertwines in a perfect balance, an harmony of mixed wild berries, silky tannins, and subtle notes of oak and spices. Vegan wine: using only minerals (diatomaceous earth) for finning. Natural fermentation. Only sold by Celerier's Cellar in the USA.
35 years old
Certified HVE scheduled for 2021. Pruning Guyot single done by hand, Sarment (twig) are chipped into organic nutriment for the soil. Mechanical plowing on 1 row out of 2. No weedkiller. Disbudding, leaf removal and trimming by hand. Mechanical and Hand harvest. Sustainable agriculture.
Sorting, destemming and vating by gravity. Separation of musts in different stainless steel vats to segment each parcel to keep individual unique qualities. Dry ice pre fermentation for 5 days then alcoholic fermentation while altering few pumping over and gentle treading. After 2-3 weeks, once the alcoholic fermentation is done, the juice is put in French oak barrel (20% new) for 12 months in order to achieve a complete malolactic fermentation. Earth filtration and finning with diatomeus earth (veggan).
2019 was very similar to 2018. The warm Winter prevented the soil to refill enough moist and set up the stage for a dry spring. Coming May, a lasting drought took place, followed by a very hot and dry weather in June. This created an opposite effect on the plant that went dormant due to exhaustion, stopping the maturing of the fruits. It resulted with problematic tannins, that stopped maturing while it started so well early in the season. 30% to 40% yield was lost, but the quality was very high. Although the thick skin could have been a real problematic for other vintners, Arnaud applied his signature finesse technique to make sure that he brings forth complexity and the terroirs, instead of a simplistically heavy approach.
Côtes Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
Very rocky Clay and limestone soil, with a perfect South-Eastern exposition on the highest part of the slop. “Les Murgers” name comes from ancient stone walls. Domaine de l’Eveche farm almost half of the “les Murgers” terroirs (2 out of 4.5 hectares).