François Raquillet Mercurey 1er Cru 'Les Veleys' Rouge 2020

François Raquillet Mercurey 1er Cru &

François Raquillet Mercurey 1er Cru 'Les Veleys' Rouge 2020

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François Raquillet Winery's Tradition: François Raquillet, a notable winery in the Mercurey appellation of Burgundy, France, is renowned for its exceptional approach to winemaking. The Raquillet family, with a winemaking heritage spanning several generations, is dedicated to producing wines that truly encapsulate the essence of their terroir. Their focus on quality and tradition, combined with modern techniques, results in wines that are both expressive and distinctive. The 'Les Veleys' Rouge, a Premier Cru, stands as a testament to their craftsmanship, showcasing the depth and elegance of Mercurey wines.

The 2020 Vintage and Mercurey's Terroir: The 'Les Veleys' Rouge 2020 reflects the unique terroir of Mercurey, known for its clay-limestone soils which impart a distinct minerality and richness to the wines. The 2020 vintage in Burgundy is noted for its excellent growing conditions, leading to wines with ripe fruit flavors, balanced acidity, and considerable complexity. This Premier Cru wine is exhibits the hallmark characteristics of Mercurey Rouge, with a focus on finesse, structure, and the potential for aging.

Appearance: Showcases a deep ruby color, indicative of its concentration and youth.

Aroma: The aroma is complex and inviting, with notes of ripe red and black berries, cherries, and a hint of floral undertones, complemented by subtle nuances of oak and spice.

Taste: On the palate, the wine reveals a rich tapestry of flavors. It features a blend of blackcurrant, cherry, and hints of earthy tones, balanced by well-integrated tannins and a fresh acidity. The wine is full-bodied with a robust structure, yet maintains an elegant composure.

Finish: The finish is long and persistent, with a continued echo of fruit and a delicate interplay of minerality and oak.

Food Pairings:

  1. Cape Grim Steak Tartare with Spiced Egg Emulsion, Mung Sprouts, Baby Caper, and Yolk: The wine's complexity and structure will beautifully complement the rich flavors of the tartare, while its acidity will balance the dish’s richness.

  2. Pulled Pork Croquettes with Manchego, Bechamel, Mesquite, and Tomato Chutney: The Mercurey Rouge's depth and earthy notes will harmonize with the savory pork and creamy textures, enhancing the smoky and tangy elements of the dish.

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Tasting notes from our sommeliers:

Smooth tannins, mineral finish. Cellar for 2030.

Country: France | Region: Mercurey, Burgundy

Winemaker: François Raquillet | Vintage: 2020

Style: Red | Variety: Pinot Noir

Primary Flavours: Earthy, Cherry, and Strawberry

Acidity: 3.0 | Sweetness: 1.0 | Tannin: 2.0 | Body: 2.0 | Alcohol: 2.0

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