Mercurey Blanc, Domaine Faiveley

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Mercurey Blanc, Domaine Faiveley

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Côte Chalonnaise

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2014

ABV: 13%

£17.50 Inc. VAT

  • Description

Description

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.