Mercurey Blanc, Domaine Faiveley
Sub Region: Côte Chalonnaise
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
£17.50 Inc. VAT
This Côte Chalonnaise village gets its name from the God Mercury (God of Merchants). The story goes that a temple was erected here in honour of this deity. A Roman road called ‘la voie Agrippa’ (Agrippa’s Road) crosses through Mercurey, which in Roman times, linked Chalon-sur-Saône to Autun. Today, Mercurey numbers 1400 inhabitants and is known throughout the world for the reputation of its wines. It is the largest wine-growing community in Burgundy with over 600 hectares of vines.
The nose is elegant with fruity and floral aromas. There is very noticeable acidity on the palate, which gives a sensation of freshness and harmoniously balances out the structure.