Mercurey 1er Cru Clos du Roi
Chateau De Chamirey
Our vineyard of Clos du Roi is divided into 4 adjacent plots planted between 1970 and 2002.
Total area: 3,089 hectares (7,629 acres)
Climat & Soil : South/South West facing concave slope. Dark brown soil with chalky borders.
To preserve their integrity, grapes are carefully harvested and sorted out by hand.
Before beginning the alcoholic fermentation we make a cold pre- fermentation during 4 to 6 days to work on the phelonic component’s exctraction. Grapes are previously partially destemmed. Then full maceration lasts for 15 days during which we’ll use only pigeages (punching the cap). Intensity and numbers are lead to the concentration of tannins, perfumes and colour.
Alcoholic fermentation is realized with natural yeasts.
After maceration, free and press wines are separated for aging.
Aging process is taking place 100% in traditional Burgundian 228 liters barrels during 15 months with around 25% of new barrels.
We only use French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier and Vosges forests.
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