The name of Mercurey and its reputation as a viticultural commune date from the period when the Roman legions erected a temple there to Mercury, their God of Commerce and Trade amongst other things. As regards the character of the wine, Mercurey possesses an individual appeal despite obvious parallels with the Côte de Beaune. Typically, it has a penetrating, earthy fruitiness allied to an ample backbone with plenty of grip on the palate. Ageing: 10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats. Tasting notes: Subtle aromas of red berries – robust and elegant – great length on the palate – to keep for 4/5 years.