The grapes to produce the Mercurey 1er Cru Blanc Gaëlle et Jérôme Meunier come from a single parcel called En Sazenay in the higher altitude area of Mercurey in the hamlet of Touches. The soil is lay and limestone and the grapes are hand harvested. After pressing the juice is left to settle for a few days then put into French oak barrels (30% new). Indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation and the wine spends 12 months in barrel before being blended and bottled.
This estate was born in 2005 from a few plots in Mercurey by Gaëlle and Jérôme who worked in the winery and also in wine laboratory analysis. Based in the village of Barizey, 5 miles from Mercurey, they have 10ha worked with minimal intervention, low yields and little chaptalization. It is all hand-harvested and sorted, the fruit being the focus with gentle oak, not only the result of the excellent terroir, but also of quality-focused appellation laws. The maximum yield here is closer to the stringent regulations of the Cote d’Or than to the slightly more relaxed rules that apply to the rest of the Chalonnaise