Chateau d'Etroyes Mercurey Rouge Premier Cru Clos l'Eveque
Chateau d'Etroyes
France - Burgundy - Mercurey

The "Clos l'Evêque" was, in the XVIII century, the best vineyard in Mercurey. It belonged to the Bishopric of Chalon-sur-Saône, near Mercurey, and the wine was used for the bishop' receptions as well as for the masses (only the best wine could be served to God). In French "Evêque" means Bishop. It is also called a "Clos" because the vines used to be surrounded by a wall. Some parts of it still remain.

Lovely garnet color, medium intensity, limpid and bright, beautiful tears. The nose, clean and elegant, evokes ripe red and black fruits, raspberry, cherry, blackberry, blueberry; the aeration is enriched by fine woody notes, roasted coffee, cocoa and a hint of licorice. The palate is ample, full, round and fleshy with a fruity expression of a beautiful purity. The evolution shows a fine substance and silky tannins supported by the freshness. Perfectly balanced, presenting a long finish on sweet spices.

Wine Type
100% Pinot Noir
Age of vines
46 years on average
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Clay and limestone
Manual harvest into crates. The fermentation temperature will rise gradually to over 30°C to stabilize the color. Total destemming, vatting for 3 weeks in temperature-controlled vats, daily pumping over and punching down of the cap to extract color and tannins, promising good aging.
Aged 12 months in 228-liter French Oak barrels from the Vosges and the Chatillonais (10% new oak).
3,000 (9-liter cases)

Perfect match with Thanksgiving dinner ! but also roast beef and mild cheese. 

Reviews and News

2018 Chateau d'Etroyes Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos l'Eveque - 92 PTS - WE

2018 Chateau d'Etroyes Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos l'Eveque - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"The toast, tar and licorice notes of oak play on the nose of this wine, obscuring the cherry fruit. Ripe, juicy dark cherry and a vein of freshness show on the palate as the oak notes recede and form a backdrop along with firm but fine tannin. The finish is balanced, rounded and juicy. Anne KREBIEHL MW"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2020), 92 pts

Producer Information: Chateau d'Etroyes

Château d´Etroyes is located in the village of Mercurey, in the heart of the Cote Chalonnaise.  Mercurey takes its name from Mercury - the God of Commerce - to whom ...
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