Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey Les Vignes de Maillonge 2019, Burgundy, France

Domaine Michel Juillot covers 31 hectares across the C?te Chalonnaise and the C?te de Beaune. Created in 1928 in Mercurey, its vineyard is composed of 21 hectares of Pinot Noir and 10 hectares of Chardonnay. The Mercurey appellation, with an area of 650 hectares, offers winegrowers a great richness and diversity of soil. It is thanks to this particular terroir that the wines have such a beautiful natural structure. A vinification as minimally intrusive as possible is thus carried out to preserve these seductive properties found in the wines of Domaine Michel Juillot. Grape variety: Pinot Noir. Terroir: Clay-limestone, beige marls, hard pebbles on the surface. Exposure: East, south-East. Vinification: Manual harvesting – Selection of reasons on a sorting table – 100% destemming – Open vat – Cooking 16 days Temperature control – Natural yeasts – Not very interventionist because with such a concentration, the structure comes naturally and allows all the expression of the terroir. Vertical press. Ageing: 16 months in oak barrels, 15% new barrels. Total malolactic fermentation. Tasting: The aromas of ripe black berries are mixed with the earthier aromas that forge the character of this wine. It has a good phenolic maturity and its concentrated and textured flavors give a complex, serious and balanced finish.