Domaine Gouffier Mercurey Les Murgers 2016
A wine with a strong color, a nose of black fruits and spices but not without a hint of
minerality, it reveals itself in the frank and straightforward mouth, in the purest style
of its appellation. 100% Pinot Noir
Ideal partner of beef in all its expressions, a braised tab skewer will allow him to
express all his character.
Winemakers: Frederic Gueugneau & Benoit Pagot
Appellation: Côte Chalonnaise region (Saône-et-Loire)
Mercurey, situated in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise (12 kilometers from Chalonsur-Saône) is one the foremost appellations of Bourgogne. Protected from moisturebearing winds, tucked away in its hillsides or stretched along the aptly-named
“Golden Valley” the vineyards stretch as far as the neighbouring village of SaintMartin-sous-Montaigu. The AOC status was instituted in 1923.
The place called the Murgers takes its name from the old stone huts built to shelter
the vine growers in bad weather. The “les Murgers” plot is located in the commune of
Mercurey, consisting of a thin soil of silt on limestone on the top of the parcel,
limestones in the middle and silts and clay in the lower part.
The nearly 200-year old estate had been through several name changes throughout its history but had
always remained a part of the extended Gouffier lineage. The property oozes history, as evidenced by
its stunning, stone-domed cellar, which had once served as a bunker in the time of Napoleon