This delicious white wine from Château de Chamirey is an excellent example of why the appellation of Mercurey is catching the eye of Burgundy aficionados. It is a lovely lemon yellow colour and has generous aromas of citrus zest, with hints of fresh clotted cream. A natural generosity of fruit is balanced with a fine volume, mouth-coating texture and bright lively finish. A very appealing style, with plenty of layers and depth.
Located in the heart of the Cote Chalonnaise, Mercurey has the largest area under vine and produces the most structured wines in the district. A little white is produced, but it is robust earthy reds from Pinot Noir grown on limestone and marl soil that are most interesting. In the 16th Century Henri IV's lover Gabrielle d'Estrees was a fan, although the King himself preferred neighbouring Givry.