Chateau de Santenay, Mercurey Rouge, VV. 2017
The red wines of Mercurey show power and a beautiful structure. Dark ruby colour. Bright and lifted with excellent concentration. The nose is elegant with aromas of ripe red fruit including cherries and a touch of oak. In 2017, Burgundy enjoyed a return to average yields. Some areas were impacted by spring frosts which reduced yields slightly. Generally the vines’ growth cycle benefitted from an early budburst at the beginning of April, followed by a very warm summer. Ripening progressed at a good pace with the first grapes being harvested across the region two weeks ahead of average.