Domaine Belleville Mercurey 'Les Perrieres' 2017
From a stony, mid-slope vineyard on a rocky outcrop at one of Mercurey’s most beautiful sites. Aged 12 months in 35% new barrels. Quite an open nose with fresh raspberries and blackberries, and a spicy hint. The tannins are round, delicate and well-integrated. Good length.
Domaine Belleville are based in Rully where they have made wine since the beginning of the 20th century. The estate is currently practicing organic and is awaiting certification next year. The estate has vines across other parts of Burgundy but Rully represents the core of the estate where they have 5 premier crus. The wines are smooth, ample yet balanced and typical of the region which boasts wines to match many of those from Côte de Beaune but at much more palatable prices.