Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Myglands 2016

Domaine Faiveley

Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.

Terroir: Another of Domaine Faiveley’s famed monopoles, 1er Cru Clos de Myglands (mee-glaund) is a 14 acre parcel located north of the village of Mercurey and adjacent to Faiveley’s lieu-dit La Framboisière. Vines here date back to 1961 and are planted in a mixture of clay and limestone soils.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, sorted and pressed on site in Mercurey. Following vinification the young wines are brought to the domaine cellars in Nuits-St-Georges for aging. The wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak for 12 to 14 months prior to release. Approximately 1/3 of the oak is first use.

Additional Information

The nose reveals notes of black and red fruits combined with subtle woody and smoky notes. The palate offers the same rich, fruity aromas as the nose. This full-bodied wine has a velvety tannic backbone which gives a sensation of warmth on the smooth finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mercurey
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1963
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 35,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 12/375ml, 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    "The aromas in this red evoke graphite and vegetal elements, while the flavors deliver pure cherry and raspberry fruit. These all converge on the lengthy finish, where a burr of tannins resides. Best from 2021 through 2029. 4,233 cases made, 2,000 cases imported."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
    "The 2016 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Myglands is showing well, exhibiting pretty aromas of cherries, raspberries and spices, followed by a medium-bodied, supple and succulent palate with a charming, open-knit profile and a moderately intense finish. It's a fine Mercurey, though the qualitative leap between this and the redder-fruited Framboisière is less pronounced than it sometimes is."
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
    "A wholly-owned vineyard, called a Monopole in Burgundy, this 14-acre parcel has produced a juicy wine full of red fruits and with some firm tannins. Its bright flavors, acidity and structure are still young and the wine should age further. Drink from 2021."
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
    (from classic red Mercurey soil; tasted from tank): Bright, dark ruby-red. Lively scents of black cherry, licorice and flowers. Round and sweet but penetrating in the mouth; less showy than the Framboisire but more firmly structured. This juicy midweight offers a solid core of dark cherry and licorice flavor and finishes with rising floral length and a distinctly dark cast.
    Grade: 88-90 Points

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