Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Myglands 2017

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: 93 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, September 6, 2019
    "A tangy, succulent style, this red exhibits cherry, raspberry, currant, spice and stony mineral aromas and flavors. Elegant and linear, extending on the long, fruit-stained aftertaste. Drink now through 2032. 2,000 cases imported."
  • Food & Wine Author: Ray Isle
    Date: Monday, August 26, 2019
    Drink These 50 Wines to Be a French Wine Expert -- "While there are inexpensive red Burgundies out there, try spending a little more. The grape of the region, Pinot Noir, achieves glory in its complexity and nuance—and this bottling shows that in its delicate floral and black raspberry aromas and flavors."
  • Score: 91 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    "From a six-hectare parcel, the 2017 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Myglands is quite reminiscent of the 2009 rendition, opening in the glass with notes of cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate and rich soil tones. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and velvety, with a layered and nicely concentrated core, ripe acids and an expansive finish."
  • The New York Times Author: Eric Asimov
    Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
    The Value of Burgundy, Regardless of the Price -- "...was a good illustration of the difference between the simpler village wine and a premier cru. The Clos des Myglands was clearly denser and more concentrated, with lush, spicy flavors of red fruit that lingered long after swallowing.
    It’s young, however, and, though perfumed, it is still tightly coiled, revealing little of its potential. You can enjoy this wine now, but a few more years of aging will soften its grip, allowing it to show complexity that is beyond the capacity of the village wine."

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