Mercurey is the largest wine-producing area in the Côte Chalonnaise. The vineyard of Clos la Marche is located on the Domaine la Marche, in the center of the village, facing south/east. The composition of the soil is very similar to the Côte de Beaune: mix of clay, limestone and marl. The vines are from 15 to 80 years old. This famous vineyard is a monopole of Louis Max.
100% Pinot Noir
Manual harvest with grape sorting before the vinification and full destemming of the grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel tank and maturation in oak barrel for 12 to 18 months, including 25% of new barrels.
Bright ruby red in colour. Intense note of red fruits (raspberry, cherry) and hints of spice, autumn leaves and liquorice. Full bodied with a generous taste, round tannins and fine terroir aromas. The finish is long and harmonious.
Pairs well with red meats, game meats and strong cheeses.
SERVICE TEMPERATURE AND AGEING
Wine to be served at 16°C / 60° F. This wine will benefit from an ageing of 3 to 5 years.