Producer: Domaine Pagnotta
Wine: 2017 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos Voyens
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Nose: Aromas of smoked cherry, ripe plums with hints of spice
Palate: Silky, tannins, big bold finished with meaty notes
Food: Mercurey brings out the best from beef rib steaks, or joints of beef or lamb, braised or in sauce. Roast pork is well suited to its rich aromas, as are poultry-based stews. As for the cheeseboard, this wine harmonizes equally well with either mild, soft cheeses or aged versions.
Cellaring: Drink now or hold until 2023
Umberto Pagnotta created the domain in the 1970’s in Rully where he produced wines from 12 acres of vine on this appellation only.
Today, the vineyards span over 82 acres producing delicious wines across Bouzeron, Santenay, Mercurey, Givry, Maranges, Hautes-Côtes and regional appellations. Now based in the heart of Chagny, on the edge of Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise, the winery is easily accessible to the family vineyards and comprises modern vinification, aging and storage cellars. Great attention is paid to the vineyards throughout the year to respect the environment and produce disease-free grapes that are perfectly matured at the time of harvest.
Mercurey is a village appellation located in the Côte Chalonnaise region (Saône-et-Loire) and is comprised of 32 Premiers Cru Climats. Producing communes are Mercurey and Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu. In this appellation, the words Premier Cru and/or the name of the Climat of origin may be added to the name Mercurey for wines grown on Premier Cru plots.
Mercurey, located in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise (7.45 miles from Chalon-sur-Saône) is one the foremost appellations of Bourgogne. Protected from moisture-bearing winds, tucked away in its hillsides or stretched along the aptly-named “Golden Valley” the vineyards stretch as far as the neighboring village of Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu. The AOC was created in 1923. Reunited by means of the Brotherhood of the Chanteflûte, created in 1971, the local winemakers are dedicated to enjoying the wines of Mercurey and promoting them to the world.
Information by: Burgundy Wines
The vines grow at altitudes of 230 to 320 meters. They spread over marls and marly calcic soils of Oxfordian limestone. On the eastern side, they grow in calcic and marly soils. In the west, crystalline Jurassic rocks are overlain by gravels. Part of the vineyards belong to the Bathonian. On these white limey soils and red clays, the vines are truly at home.