Founded by Henri Jacqueson in 1947, succeeded by his son Paul in 1972 and joined by Paul’s daughter Marie in 2006, and more recently by his son Pierre, this domaine has long been recognised as one of the very best in the Côte Chalonnaise and its wines adorn the lists of many of the finest restaurants in France. They have 13 hectares of wonderfully sited vines, many of which are very old, and prune hard to reduce yields to around 35 hl/ha. They only work the vineyards manually, with very minimal vine treatments. They are one of very few producers in the village (together with Dureuil-Janthial) to hand-pick everything. Extremely proficient winemaking and judicious use of new oak (20% for whites and 25% for reds) make for beautifully crafted, ripe, intense, sensual wines which have the class to belie their origins.
Jacqueson Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Les Naugues 2021
From a half-hectare plot planted in 1963. Limestone, clay and stones. Cold macerated for 3 to 6 days with a 2 to 3 week ferment. Pigeage and remontage are both practiced. 100% oak maturation, 20% of which is new, for 12 months. Egg white fined. Possibly the finest premier cru in Mercurey?
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- 13 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
- Pinot Noir