Domaine MAXIME COTTENCEAU Mercurey Village "La Chagnee" 2019
Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: "The 2019 Mercurey is showing well, bursting from the glass with scents of dark berries, mint, spices, and peonies. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and richly tannic, it's an elegantly muscular red that will offer a broad drinking window." - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
About the winery: Maxime Cottenceau studied viticulture and oenology in Beaune while working alongside the talented Vincent Dureuil from Domaine Dureuil-Janthial in Rully. After three years with him, Maxime settled back in his hometown of Buxy, just south of Givry in the Cote Chalonnaise, to take over the family estate. Maxime immediately put a stop to the use of herbicides, cultivating the soils and began organic conversion in 2020. Needless to say, all cellar work and vineyard work are done following the lunar cycles in true Biodynamic style. A truly exciting domain that is worth following up.
Expert Rating: The Wine Advocate: 90/100
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