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Philippe le Hardi Mercurey Rouge Vielles Vignes 2020

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Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
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This wine is dark garnet in colour with purple reflections. The nose is intense with aromas of ripe black fruit including cherries, and a touch of spice. The palate is full with great structure and silky, fine tannins. Concentrated black cherry and blueberry flavours are balanced by a subtle minerality. The finish is long and fresh.

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Philippe le Hardi Mercurey Rouge Vielles Vignes

Philippe le Hardi Mercurey Rouge Vielle Vignes: The Producer

Domaine du Château Philippe le Hardi (formerly Château de Santenay) was once the majestic stately home of the first Duke of Burgundy. Philippe le Hardi received his duchy from his father, the King of France, and became famous for banning the cultivation of Gamay in the Côte d’Or, saying in his edict of 1395 that only Pinot Noir could be used in the production of red wines from the already fabled slopes.

The magnificent Château has a flamboyant multi-coloured tiled roof ‘en tuile vernissée de Bourgogne’, one of the region’s most distinctive architectural traditions. Despite the property’s long history, it fell on hard times until it was taken over by French bank Crédit Agricole in 2010. The current owners have invested heavily in the estate over the past decade, building a new cuverie in 2014 and putting in place a new team, including Chef de Cave François des Moutis. He is focused is on revealing the quality of the domaine’s single-vineyard sites through sensitive winemaking. A more gentle extraction and less new oak than in the past mean that the wines today are supple, characterful expressions of their well-respected sites.

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