Domaine Derain Mercurey Rouge La Plante Chassey 2017
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Manufacturer: Dominique Derain
🍾 Mercurey Rouge La Plante Chassey
🖼️ Saint Aubin, Burgundy, France
🏡 Dominique Derain
🍇 Pinot Noir 90%, Pinot Beurrot (Pinot Grigio) 10%
🍷 Red Wine
🛁 The grapes come from vines over a hundred years old, 10% of the mass is not destemmed, they ferment in wooden vats, and always age in wood for up to a year and a half
👃🏻 The nose is of Lavender and fruits such as Pomegranate and Raspberry, mineral with spicy and vegetal returns
👅 It is certainly an elegant wine, fresh but generous, with austere tannins and a long finish
👍🏻 Serving temperature 18°-20°.
💕 Truffle Ox Eye
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Saint Aubin (France) Dominique Derain is a big shot of the Hautes Cotes de Beaune. He arrived as a cooper in 1988, is now retired, and is considered a true guru of Burgundy. His consultations are in demand and expensive.
At the end of the 1980s, he bought the estate near Saint-Aubin; his idea of viticulture has always been biodynamic. Today he has passed his property on to Julien Altaber and Carole Schwab, while continuing to participate in vineyard and winery operations.
Dominique's wines are oxymorons in the bottle, coexisting with elegance and that sense of rusticity so dear to the wines of this area.
They are subtle, slender, ethereal and delicate, often difficult to grasp in all their grandeur by those 'taking their first steps' with Pinot Noir.
Great wines, however, can be recognized by one thing: the bottle you just uncorked is already magically finished and you immediately begin to feel nostalgic for it.
Derain is one of the pioneers of quality European-style winemaking in Chile where he opened the eponymous winery, in Casablanca Valley, but this is another story