'François, the 11th generation of grape growers in Mercurey, has 14 hectares of superbly sited, mostly old, vines. He believes in low yields, mature (rather than super-ripe) fruit and a severe selection at the table de tri. The depth, richness and concentration which characterise his wines are a result of this, rather than any over extraction. Francois has always worked alongside his wife Emmanuelle and they have now been joined by their daughter Jeanne. The Bourgogne Rouge is from 30-year-old vines in the commune of Mercurey and sees 10 months in 25% new oak – delicious, juicy and seductive'