CHATEAU DE CHAMILLY MERCUREY 'CLOS LA PERRIERE' MONOPOLE 2014 CASE
The Chateau de Chamilly sits in a verdant hidden valley in the very north of the Cote Chalonnaise, 20 minutes south of Beaune. It was bought by the Desfontaine family, the present owners, at the beginning of the 19th century, including the surrounding farmland.
The Desfontaine family can trace its vineyard and winemaking ancestry back at least 12 generations. They are understandably attached to the old stones, the land and the life and hard work that goes with it. Their motto is ‘Ex Nihilo Nihil’: Nothing comes from Nothing.
A 12 bottle case is normally $432 Now $345 including shipping
This single-vineyard Mercurey 'Clos le Perriere' is wholly owned by the Desfontaines, and is situated in the heart of the village. ‘Exuberant’ is the word that springs to mind. It is bright, juicy and full, with soft, round spicy black fruit. Open and balanced, with depth but not heaviness. A nice initial finish on primary Pinot notes, but it opens in the glass to early hints of secondary Pinot earth, tobacco cinnamon and leather. Bright, smoky and long. A nice glass of wine.