Domaine Derain

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About This Vineyard

Dominique and Catherine Derain definitely take the minimalist approach. They farm biodyamically, hand harvest, do not chaptalize or acidify and use the barest amount of sulfur in their winemaking approach. The ‘La Plante Chassey’ site is a south-east slope comprised of deep clay soils. A small percentage of Pinot Beurrot (an ancient Burgundy varietal) is planted in this vineyard and provides a touch of nuance to the wine.

There is a silky nature to their Mercurey label giving it a supple mouthfeel and a detailed range of raspberry and cherry fruit with a touch of pomegranate. It has lovely spice notes and touch of lavender on the nose. Given the economics of our time this is an extraordinary introduction to this region at an appealing price. Fans of Burgundy won’t be disappointed and we may even make a few converts from the New World.



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46 Rue Des Perrières
Saint-Aubin
21190

France
03.80.21.35.49
dc.derain@wanadoo.fr