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Château Philippe le Hardi Mercurey Blanc

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Chateau Philippe le Hardi has vineyards across the Cotes d'Or and Chalonnaise, including in Mercurey where good value can be found in the white Chardonnays such as this.

Château Philippe le Hardi is one of the largest estates in Burgundy, with over 90 hectares of vineyards. The land has been acquired gradually over the decades, and this “mosaic” of vineyards is reflected in the beautiful patterns on the château’s roof, recreated on all their labels. They see themselves as pioneers of environmentally-friendly farming, and have been Terra Vitis certified since 2004, even going so far as to install an apiary in the vineyards to show that their techniques are bee-friendly.

In the winery, oenologist Gerard Fagnoni emphasises gentle extraction for elegance and delicate tannic structure. The wines from the Côte d’Or and the Côte Chalonnaise are vinified in two separate cellars, keeping the different appellations stylistically unique. The cellars are modern and sparkling clean, so expect a more refined, pure style of Burgundy.

Mercurey is the largest appellation of the Côte Chalonnaise, producing around 700,000 bottles of white wine a year. The estate’s main holding is in Mercurey, so they can be hyper-selective when picking fruit for this cuvee. The soils here are rich in clay with some limestone, so the wines are naturally structured.

Fermented in oak barrels and aged on its lees for 13 months, we find a lovely texture offset by racy acidity.

 

Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Tasting Notes: A very expressive Chardonnay, with abundant citrus aromas, white flowers and a hint of vanilla. Textural, crisp and sophisticated, this is the perfect wine to show to all kinds of wine drinkers, from newbies to connoisseurs, as it is both accessible and complex.

Food Match: Rich fish dishes like grilled Turbot, or hard cheeses - Cantal, mature Pecorino or even a premium Cheddar.

Awards: International Wine Challenge 2016 - Silver

Sugar Level: <1g/l

Closure: Natural Cork

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Brand Philippe le Hardi
Country of Origin France
Region Burgundy
Style White
Wine Colour White
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Main Grape Chardonnay
Vintage 2015
% Alcohol 13
Bottle Size 75CL
Flavour Elegant & Complex
Body Medium
Pack Format 75CL
Fine No
Rare No

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