2020 Domaine Gaëlle et Jérôme Meunier Mercurey Rouge
What Gaëlle and Jérôme look for in wine is purity of fruit. This 100% Pinot Noir comes from two parcels, each with a surface of about two-thirds of an acre, and each with an average vine age of 60 years. Fermentation is spontaneous, and the wine ages in barrel for just eleven months, 10% of which is new oak. This wine is what savory Burgundian Pinot Noir is all about. Production averages 150 cases.
As a young couple working on building their family, Gaëlle et Jérôme Meunier, produced their first vintage of Mercurey Rouge in 2007. Today, the Meuniers work 32 parcels, totaling 31 acres, from Puligny down to Rully. They farm sustainably and aim to produce vin de terroir that emphasizes fruit above all—wood strictly plays a supporting role—through low yields, spontaneous ferments, and all wines are unfined and unfiltered. Production averages 2,000 cases.