We’re willing to bet you’ll drink well after this negotiation.
Named after the Roman god Mercury, the Mercurey appellation is situated in southern Burgundy, and happens to be one of the most under-the-radar locales for superb Chardonnay anywhere in the planet.
Domaine Faiveley really needs no introduction, as any true collector will tell you this producer has been doing things the right way in Burgundy since 1825.
Yes, you heard that right. 1825.
One of Burgundy’s largest communes, the soils of Mercurey are rich in limestone and clay, making it the perfect home for world class Chardonnay. The benefit, however, like any good negotiator, is knowing how land changes the price of the product.
Mercurey also happens to sit just outside the inner circle of Burgundy, yet is still considered part of the esteemed appellation. The benefit is you get the same soil, fruit, style and sophistication without paying a ridiculous premium.
Talk about real estate adjacent!
2019 was a fresh and vibrant vintage, loaded with tension, energy and opulent nerve. The wine is fermented in barrels, seeing about 10% new French oak, and sits in barrel for about 16 months before being bottled. The result is a developed and multidimensional Chardonnay full of freshness and distinctive character. Elegant aromas of citrus fruits, white peach, honeyed lemon, white flowers and chalk lead into a structured and energetic palate full of verve and life.
Chardonnay lovers of all ages will swoon for this sultry treat, with enough toast to keep the California people happy, and enough personality to be unmistakably Burgundian.