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2015 Maurice Protheau Mercurey Blanc 1er Cru Les Champs Martin

Producer: Domaine Maurice Protheau
Country/Region: France - Burgundy - Mercurey

The name "Les Champs Martin" comes from one of the previous owners, Mr. Martin, who was the owner of the land. In French "les champs" means the fields. Literally, the fields of Mr. Martin.

The wine has a beautiful brilliant color (gold pale). The nose on this young wine is starting to open. A beautiful aromatic profile is already emerging. White flowers and notes of almond tree flowers are enhanced with vanilla bursts, slightly toasted. On the palate the wine has a nice minerality with a good acidity and finishing nicely on some fresh almond aromas. It also has some spicy notes which give to the wine a very good length. The wine is structured on the roundness and amplitude, with a richness and a vivacity which confers a beautiful harmony.

2015 Maurice Protheau Mercurey Blanc 1er Cru Les Champs Martin

Vintage: 2015
Grape Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
ABV: 13.1%
Aging: Aged 12 months in 228-liter French Oak Barrels from the Vosges.
Serving Temp: 50-55°F
Closure: Cork
Agricultural Method: Sustainable
Production: 150 cases

Wine Making Notes:

From the 1er Cru "Les Champs Martin", situated in the Northern part of the Mercurey village.
Average age of the vines is 16 years. It was planted in 2001.

The well riped grapes are hand picked in crates in the morning to keep the morning freshness, brought and pressed directly upon arrival at the winery. The must is then decanted in cold, statically, in thermo regulated stainless steel vats. On the following morning, the must is then brought down into the barrels by gravity. It will be intoned in different barrels for 10 to 11 months. It will be stirred during breeding to give it roundness and richness until the end of the malolactic fermentation.


Pairings:

Young, as an aperitif or with shellfish.
Older, it will match perfectly with a toasted turbot or dishes with fish.

Product Formats:

Item number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
F1EE445000CHS 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 02186 4 1 07 84585 02186 1 $42.95