Mercurey Rouge 2018

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: Mercurey; located in the Côte Chalonnaise is the largest appellation in all of Burgundy with over 1600 acres under vine. Domaine Faiveley’s village Mercurey is sourced from 5 parcels spread throughout the appellation for a total of 95 acres. Vines date back as far as 1962 and soils are primarily clay and limestone.

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.

Additional Information

A beautiful dark ruby color. The nose opens up with notes of fresh red fruits and spices. Pleasant to taste, this wine has a round and fruity attack before revealing its fine and silky tannins. This well-balanced wine with long-lasting aromas will be appreciated by knowledgeable wine-lovers and will seduce novices too.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mercurey
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Vineyard Acreage: 30ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1962
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 155,200 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir


Recent Press

  • VinePair Author: Edward Deitch
    Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
    "Faiveley’s 2018 Mercurey is a red Burgundy that’s drinking beautifully in its youth — ahead of its time in terms of traditional standards of Burgundy aging. A mix of delicious red and dark fruit flavors are joined by notes of red licorice, forest floor, and baking spices. A touch of balsamic emerges as it opens up. The wine received a year of aging in French oak barrels, and gentle tannins frame the fruit."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
    "Offering up an inviting bouquet of cherries, raspberries, sweet soil tones and subtle hints of smoked meats, the 2018 Mercurey Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, bright and lively, its pure core of fruit girdled by velvety tannins and tangy acids. Once again, this has turned out beautifully and represents a fine example of the appellation."

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