Domaine de Cardon Mercurey Rouge “Roc Blanc” 2018
“A red found on the plot of the “Roc Blanc” vineyard. Nestling in the shelter of south/south-east facing woodland, this Mercurey village Pinot Noir develops all of its charm. On the nose there is a bouquet of red fruit notes, on the palate it is round with delicate wood flavours. A few months in oak barrels helps the wine to reveal its charm.”
Thierry Bied, Winemaker
The Corky Verdict
We proudly work with Domaine de Cardon to import their latest wines. These fantastic wines are not currently available elsewhere in the UK.
Amy- A beautifully rounded Mercurey, with delicate fruit and a hint of oak.
Sam- A subtle but well formed nose, beautiful perfumed violets and black fruit with a lovely herbal earthy scent. Really fine tannins, a rich and luxurious texture with a savoury finish.
- Pairs with: Red MeatWhite MeatPasta
- Year: 2018
- Category: Medium bodied
- Location: Côte Chalonnaise, Bourgogne, France
- Type: Pinot Noir
- Percentage: 13% ABV
Domaine de Cardon is located 30 kilometers from Beaune, in Dracy le Fort, in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise.
The Cardon de Sandrans family has its origins in 12th century Spain, when its name was Cardona. In the 19th century, the Cardon de Sandrans family settled in the Lyon region and owned the Domaine de la Roche Cardon just outside Lyon, before settling in Dracy-Le-Fort in Burgundy. The estate was split in the middle of the 20th century.
In 2012, their descendant, Frédérique de Cardon de Sandrans, decided to revive the tradition and values of the Cardon de Sandrans family by creating a wine estate. With the help of Thierry Bied, sharing the same ideals and the same love of wine, they founded Domaine de Cardon in 2013. Today, the estate’s vineyard covers 20 ha and includes 14.5 ha. currently exploited for wine production. The cultivated grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Aligoté, the only grape varieties authorized in Burgundy and Gamay in Beaujolais.
The estate produces the following appellations: Chiroubles, Beaujolais Village, Aligoté “Vieille Vignes”, Burgundy White “Les 4 Parcelles”, Burgundy Red “Margaux”, Burgundy Red “Les Gardes” Mercurey Village White “Roc Blanc”, Mercurey Village Red “Roche Cardon “, Mercurey Premier Cru” Croichots “and Crémant “Eminent “.
Having, since its creation, the desire to work and produce wines with respect for the environment and the consumer, the Estate has put in place all the processes allowing it to obtain the “Terra Vitis” certification since the 2020 harvest and ” HVE “from the 2021 harvest.
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