The Château du Val de Mercy is located on the Place de l'église, in the heart of the village of the Val de Mercy, in the residence which was historically that of Baron de Coulanges. Taken over in 1992, the vineyard expanded rapidly with the acquisition of a vineyard estate on the Place de l'Eglise in Chitry-le-fort, comprising 30 hectares of vineyards. In 2007, Château du Val de Mercy became the owner of new plots of vines in the Côte de Beaune, more precisely in the villages of Pommard, Volnay and Auxey-Duresses, with cellars and vats, which have found refuge in an old Burgundian house in Pommard.
The management of the vineyard and the vinification of the Domaine have been entrusted to the expert hands of Kevin Roy, a talented oenologist. The Domaine respects its wines and gives them time to express themselves. Each year, the best vintages are selected for ageing in oak barrels in the Château's cellars.
Terroir and breeding
The plot is in one piece on plateau and half-plateau. Density of the vines: 6000 plants/ha; Average age of the vines: 25 years. Portlandian soil (upper part of the Kimmeridgian), composed of hard and compact limestone.
Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation follows its course in temperature-controlled vats. Then, during 10 months, this wine is aged on its fine lees.
Light yellow colour; the nose offers aromas of white flowers (hawthorn and acacia) and notes of citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit); in the mouth the attack is nervous then the wine evolves in suppleness and confirms the fruit perfume coming directly from the Chardonnay, the freshness persists in the finish.
This Petit Chablis is a wine of youth. Accessible immediately, it delivers its fruity aromas and its characteristic roundness. For the most patient, do not hesitate to keep it for 3 to 5 years.