2017 Domaine Jeannin-Naltet Mercurey 1er cru "Clos L' Eveque", Burgundy, France

Deep, profound ruby in color. This crisp-fruited wine evokes strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. Age brings in notes of underbrush, spicy tobacco notes and cocoa beans. In the mouth this wine is rich, full-bodied, and chewy.



Mercurey, situated in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise (12 kilometres from Chalon-sur-Saône) is one the foremost appellations of Bourgogne. Protected from moisture-bearing winds, tucked away in its hillsides or stretched along the aptly named “Golden Valley” the vineyards stretch as far as the neighboring village of Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu. The AOC status was instituted in 1936. Reunited by means of the Brotherhood of the Chanteflûte, created in 1971, the local winemakers are dedicated to enjoying the wines of Mercurey and promoting them to the world.

With 21 hectares on an east-facing slope, Clos l'Evêque is one of the biggest Mercurey 1er Cru. Its light-colored soil is created by limestone gravel deposits. The wines derived from it are typically very fine and feminine in character. Our Clos l'Evêque discloses notes of tart red berries, Morello cherries and redcurrants. It is a well-honed, precise, and delicate wine with a mineral finish. Grapes picked and sorted entirely by hand

Grapes picked and sorted entirely by hand 15 to 20 days in vat starting with a cold pre-fermentation maceration. Regular cap punching and pumping over operations to extract the material and aromas that will shape the future wine. The wine is aged in 100% in oak barrels for 12 months, with 30% new oak.


This property has been in the same family for six generations and now has almost nine hectares of vines in Mercurey, including seven classified as Mercurey Premier Cru, on three Climats, including the monopole of Le Clos des Grands Voyens. An engineer by training, Benoit Eschard took over the estate in 2013, with the desire to promote and enhance this unique terroir. In addition to its wines, the estate also produces Ratafia, Marc de Bourgogne, and Fine de Bourgogne.

The vines grow on an unbroken piece of land near the village of Mercurey and are mainly classified as Mercurey 1er cru. Thanks to these natural assets, these vineyards are quite exceptional.

Each plot is grown, and its grapes vinified, with the greatest of care. All the plots contribute to the excellence of this unique family craftsmanship, vintage after vintage.