OENOFOROS Product Details MIPCHATEAUNEUF Oenoforos Château de Chamirey Mercurey 1er Cru "Clos du Roi" 2016
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Country: France, Bourgogne, Cote Chalonnaise
Grape Varieties:
Pinot Noir
Wine Spectator: 90/100

Tasting Notes: 
Beautiful dark garnet-red colour with purple tints. The nose is intense and empyreumatic with mild spices notes as cinnamon and nutmeg. Grassy and red fruits notes. On the palate the wine is ample with red fruits notes. Cinnamon and nutmeg notes. Silky tanins.

Food Pairing: The Mercurey rouge Premier Cru « Clos du Roi » 2015 will marvelously pair with peppered rib roast, beef filet mignon, lamb shoulder or rack of pork and cheeses as Tomme des Bauges.



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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.