Maison Chanzy, Mercurey "Le Bois Cassien" Rouge 2020
Get to know: Maison Chanzy, Mercurey "Le Bois Cassien" Rouge
The color of this wine is brilliant with beautiful garnet nuances and good depth. The nose is very aromatic on a coulis of strawberry and cherry fruit of beautiful freshness. The palate is medium-bodied and well-structured with beautiful well-coated tannins. The whole is very balanced, open with beautiful aromatic concentration, a harmonious whole that will gain even more complexity over time.
Try this with roast pork or soft and mature cheeses
In 450 L barrels for ten months and then five months of flavor maturation in stainless steel vats before bottling.
Extending to the south from Rully, the Mercurey vineyard is located on marl Limestone soils which are well suited to the Pinot Noir grape variety.
Chanzy is a 80 hectare Estate, divided between Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits with their base in Bouzeron.
In 2017 Philippe Der Megreditchian purchased this historic Estate and set about a radical overhaul. Appointing Max Blondelle as winemaker, (ex. Winemaker of Domine Chanson) together they reshaped the range into a tighter offering, adding vineyards in Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune due to their purchase of Domaine Pagnotta. Consequently, this means that all of Chanzy’s wines are made with at least 90% Estate-grown fruit, practically unheard of for a Burgundian producer of this size. Chanzy owns 5 Clos including 2 Monopoles, 11 Grands Crus and 16 Premiers Crus. They are one of the few Burgundy producers to achieve Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3; the most highly regarded certification for agriculture in France.