OENOFOROS Product Details 0073 Oenoforos Château de Chamirey Mercurey Premier Cru 'Les Ruelles' Magnum 2016
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Country: France, Bourgogne, Cote Chalonnaise
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Wine Enthusiast: 93

Tasting Notes: 
Intense garnet ruby colour. The nose is discreet with dark fruits aromas. Greatly potential. Full-bodied wine with firm and powerful tanins. Wine will be revealed after 3 to 4 years of cellaring.

Food Pairing: 
The Mercurey rouge Premier Cru "Les Ruelles" monopole 2015 will perfectly pair with game as hare or doe meats as well as cheeses as Reblochon or Munster

Sevice & Cellaring: It can be served at 13-14°C or cellared for 6 to 8 years.

Les Ruelles is an official Premier Cru vineyard site of the Mercurey appellation in the Cote Chalonnaise sub-region of Burgundy. It is one of about 30 vineyards to be granted this status and its name may thus be appended to that of the Mercurey appellation on wine labels.
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The Grape
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy`s Côte d`Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climates of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.