OENOFOROS Product Details 0218 Oenoforos Domaine Voarick Mercurey 1er Cru Clos Paradis 2018 Blanc
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DOMAINE VOARICK MERCUREY 1ER CRU CLOS PARADIS 2018 BLANC
Country: France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay 100%
About the vintage: The 2018 vintage was full of richness, marked by the great maturity of the grapes with great ageing potential. Thanks to the rain at the end of August, the vines gave both abundant and very good quality yields. The white grapes were ripe, rich and powerful. Tasted a few months after the bottling, the wines tend to settle down, keeping the richness of the fruit, and developing slight toasted and mineral reduction notes, typical of great Chardonnay. The Pinot Noir were very ripe, with a dark ruby colour and a strong tannic structure: on some vintages, they sometimes take on southern accents!

Terroir: Beautiful clay-limestone terroir facing south-east, on the first slope overlooking the village of Saint-Martin sous Montaigu. This sector gives early maturity to the grapes. Vines were planted in the 1960s to 1990s.

Viticultural Practices: The vines are grown organically. Mechanical labour of the soil. They are pruned in simple guyot with long sticks and disbudded every other eye, so the bunches end up beautiful and airy.

Vinification: Mechanical harvesting. Traditional Burgundy fermentation in barrels.

Ageing: 10 months ageing in oak barrels and concrete egg.


Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0218

BOTTLE

€35,00

CASE PRICE

€210,00
Available Stock: 50 items
For orders €100,00 and above we deliver free to your place
For orders below €100,00 delivery charge €10,00 within city limits
The Grape
Chardonnay
Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay`s spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvelous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.