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BRUNO LORENZON Mercurey 1er Cru "Les Champs Martin" 2021 (White)

Wine Region: Burgundy, France

Grape: Chardonnay

Tasting notes: "The 2021 Mercurey 1er Cru Les Champs Martin unfurls in the glass with scents of lime, crisp orchardfruit, green pineapple, wet stones and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless, its satiny attack segues into a taut, racy mid-palate, concluding with a long, chalky finish. This deep, mineral wine represents a terrifi c success for Lorenzon, and it's one of southern Burgundy's top whites of the vintage." - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

About the winery:
At the helm of the family estate since 1997 is third-generation vigneron Bruno Lorenzon who is assisted by his sister Caroline. Bruno is considered to be a leading vigneron from Mercurey and is crafting wines at a level rivalling those of great producers of the north of the Cote d'Or.
The Domaine, which is located in the village of Mercurey in Cote Chalonnaise, is spread over 4.5 ha of vineyards planted in approximately 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay. 90% of the vines are located in 1er Cru appellations of Mercurey and Montagny.
Bruno meticulously farms his vineyards according to the viticulture practice of "lutte raisonnee" (reasoned struggle). Considered close to organic farming, this practice advocates for the non-reliance of chemicals in grape growing. As a result, all vines are treated without any synthetic chemicals. Additionally, yields are always kept low, and harvesting is done by hand in small crates. From his experience in the cooperage business, Bruno is apt at selecting the type of barrels that would be appropriate for each Cuvee and their respective vintage. Of course, he remains a firm believer that oak should never stand out in his wines. The resulting wines from the Domaine are pure and elegant, possessing beautiful finesse and the subtleties characteristic of their specific terroir.

Expert Rating: The Wine Advocate 94+/100