- Domaine Vincent et Jean-Pierre Charton
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2025
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Goedhuis, April 2021
Vincent Charton is a talented young winemaker putting the appellation of Mercurey on the map with his exciting brand of juicy Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir. His 2019 Bourgogne Derriere Sazenay is hugely enjoyable. Supple and concentrated, it is brimming with cranberry, pomegranate and bramble fruits. It has agile tannins and a mouth-watering acidity. A terrific wine at a bargain price.
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.