About the Wine
What do Chateau Teyssier, Ch. Talbot, Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte, Clos Fourtet, Domaine Laroche in Chablis, Dom. Saint-Prefert in Chateauneuf, Commanderie de Peyrassol in Provence, Tenuta Argentiera in Bolgheri, and Inglenook in Napa have in common?
All of these leading wineries have turned to Stephane Derenoncourt to make their highly regarded wines even better. Today, BHW is pleased to introduce to you another esteemed estate that has benefited from Derenoncourt’s wine whispering: Les Heritiers de Saint-Genys in Burgundy.
Les Heritiers Saint-Genys winery is located in Chassagne Montrachet where they produce several excellent wines, both rouge et blanc. In 2011, the winery acquired Le Clos Marcilly, a Premier Cru vineyard in Mercurey. Following improvements and some replanting, the vineyard is now a monopole, a unique vineyard with its own appellation (or AOC), that is solely farmed and controlled by Les Heritiers Saint-Genys. This is akin to how Romanee Conti has made famous their own monopoles such as Romanee Conti and La Tache. To own and farm a monopole is a responsibility of the highest order and is considered a privilege. Les Heritiers Saint Genys is dedicated to making a tiny amount of only the best wines the land will offer.
Clos Marcilly was one of the first five original Premier Crus recognized in Mercurey in 1943. The average age of the vines is 60 years old and the soil is clay-limestone at an altitude of 230m.
This amazing white Burgundy is not only produced by one of the best Bourgogne vignerons but it was also born on an outstanding 98-point "hedonistic" vintage. 2019 was stated to be "perhaps rival 1865, the greatest vintage of all."
To learn more about the "hedonistic" 2019 Burgundy vintage, Click HERE.
The Chardonnay to craft this superb white Burgundy comes from an exceptional vineyard in Mercurey, in Hameau d'Etroyes. This frank vintage is characterized by great aromatic purity and remarkable balance. This is an outstanding white Burgundy at a price that’s almost too good to be true.
Tasting Notes: 100% Chardonnay.
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.
Expansive nose with a wide spectrum of aromas, ranging from fresh pineapple to tarragon! Stunning concentration and wonderful elegance, thanks to the flint freshness that effortlessly lifts this truly remarkable white Mercurey. The rich yet precise mouth-feel and the very intense long finish are what we expect from a Grand Cru! Drink or hold. ~95 James Suckling
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