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Albert Sounit - Mercurey 1er Cru "Clos des Montaigus" 2021

Albert Sounit - Mercurey 1er Cru "Clos des Montaigus" 2021

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Mercurey 1er Cru

"Clos des Montaigs"


100% Pinot Noir


Mercurey 1. Cru "Clos de Montaigus" comprises 8.2 hectares. The vineyard is located on Mount Montaigu, just below the wood on a slope facing east towards the "En Boussoy" plateau. The soil is hard limestone with a high content of red clay in the loam. The aspect of the vineyard offers perfect exposure to the sun and the combination of limestone and clay gives wines of marked intensity and class, comparable to many great wines from the Côte de Nuits.

All grapes are harvested by hand. Sorting takes place 3 times: the first when the grapes are harvested, the second when the buckets are emptied at the end of the rows and finally at the sorting table. The grapes are destemmed before being transferred to the fermentation vats. We do cold maceration at around 9 degrees for 5-7 days to extract flavor and color with frequent pumping over. Subsequently the temperature is increased that starts
alcoholic fermentation. We only use natural yeast. During the fermentation, which lasts from 7 to 9 days, we carry out light punching down. After the alcoholic fermentation, we continue the maceration for 2-4 days. After pressing, we mature the wine in French oak for 15 months, of which 50% new and 50% 1 year old . Finally the wine is decanted into stainless steel tanks for decantation and is bottled after 3 months without filtration. NDTech caps are used.

Tasting notes and service tips:
The nose is deep and complex with great finesse. Dark fruit – blackberries, blueberries, cherries – and spices. The bouquet is subtle but can be a little reserved when young.
On the palate it is full-bodied and pronounced, very soft tannins, very long finish - really high quality. It is suitable for full-bodied dishes such as beef, lamb and game. The wine will benefit from decantation and should be enjoyed in large glasses. Serve at 15 - 17 degrees.

Drinking window:
It starts drinking after 3 – 4 years, and if stored correctly this wine can age for +10 years.

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