Cottenceau, Mercurey La Chagnee 2019Regular price $44.00 Save $-44.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
Maxime Cottencau has deep roots in the village of Buxy, located in the Montagny area of the Cote de Chalonnaise region. His family had been farmers there for generations, an area that is also the heart of Montagny and a long time favorite wine among local monks. After three years of working with some of Burgundy’s most elite talent, and contrary to his family’s tradition, he decided to start his own domain and bottle his own wine instead of selling. Like Vincent Dureuil, his mentor, he makes wines that speak of a clear sense of place while maintaining organic farming. Keep a lookout for Maxime; he has only just begun his winemaking journey.
Red wine runs the show in the village of Mercurey. While red-fruit forward, this wine really comes into its own when aged, bringing out all sorts of earthiness. La Chagnee comes from 30 year old vines The wine undergoes all whole cluster fermentation giving it not only texture, but tools to assist in its aging. It then goes on to age in mostly new barrels for a year and a half.