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Chateau d'Etroyes Mercurey Blanc "Les Ormeaux" 2018
(Burgundy, France) - [SJ 94] [WE 91]


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About The Domaine:
Château d´Etroyes is located in the village of Mercurey, in the heart of the Cote Chalonnaise. The Protheau family has been growing vines in Burgundy from father to son for 7 generations and since 1720 the vineyards have progressively expanded to now reach 50 hectares in the terroirs of Mercurey and Rully.

Chateau d'Etroyes has committed to a sustainable viticulture since 2003, in order to better control the quality of the vines and respect the environment The estate returned to the plowing of the soil and pays special attention to the aeration of the grapevine vegetation and the control of the grape's load.

Tasting Notes:
Graceful light yellow color fringed with a bright green disk. Nose with white flowers aromas and a predominance of hawthorn. Round and toasted mouth with a melted woody note. Full, fresh and mineral on the middle palate. It develops roundness and an impressive richness that envelops aromas of pineapple, lychee, and grapefruit notes.

Food Pairing:
Delicious when served with fish papillote, scallops or langoustine bisque.

Technical Information

Appellation: Mercurey
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Soil Type: Clay & Limestone
Vinification: After a rigorous control of maturity during the summer, harvesting is carried out as soon as the sugar content of the grapes is optimal to allow the most natural winemaking. The harvested grapes are then transported to the winery Le Clos l'Evêque, where they are pressed out immediately on the pneumatic press. After a low temperature static settling for a day, the must is intoned in 500 liter oak barrels in the cellar where they will ferment slowly at low temperatures. Then patiently during the winter the wines will evolve: malolactic fermentation and stirring of the lees will follow one another to give at the end of spring, wines of great finesse.
Production: 1000 (9-liter cases)

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - The SOMM Journal:
"Floral aromas are wrapped in tropical fruit. The mouthfeel is steely; on the edge of lemon, lychee and ground up stone. Plucky acidity: a fine line of a high-wire act, balanced by a clean, pure sense of its terroir." (12/2021)


91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"A touch of chalk surrounds the lemony notes of wheat bran on the nose of this wine. Chalkiness continues on the smooth, textured and slightly creamy palate, which has lemony overtones. Freshness makes for a bright yet smooth finish. - Anne Krebiehl (12/2020)


Allen Meadow's BurgHound:
"Bright aromas of lemon rind, passion fruit and floral nuances lead to sleek, delicious and vibrant middle weight flavors that possess good delineation while offering a clean and markedly dry finish that flirts with austerity. This isn't elegant but it is refreshing and a wine that should drink well after only a year or two of bottle aging." (Oct 10, 2020)