- Domaine Vincent et Jean-Pierre Charton
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2025
- Case size
Goedhuis, February 2021
Vincent’s 2018 Mercurey 1er Cru La Chassiere is affordable and delicious, the nose bursting with hedgerow fruits and violets. Juicy red and black fruits mingle with a refreshing leafiness on the palate, all framed by supple tannins and a lithe spine of acidity. A gorgeous wine that finishes on delicate spiced notes.
Burghound, October 2019,
A very ripe array is comprised by notes of poached plum, cassis and plenty of earth and floral elements. There is more refinement still to the delicious medium weight flavors that exhibit focused power and delineation on the serious, notably firm and youthfully austere finale. This will require at least some patience and should repay up to a decade of keeping. Drink: 2026+
Domaine Vincent et Jean-Pierre Charton
We sought out a domaine in the Côte Chalonnaise for quite some time, so we were delighted to find Jean-Pierre Charton. Located in Mercurey, Jean-Pierre works his 21 hectares of vines with much care. His goal is to produce wonderfully friendly wines that offer all the appeal of juicy Pinot Noir without the rusticity that Mercurey was long famed for. Clive Coates has listed Jean-Pierre as one of the best domaines in the region. We have to concur.
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.