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At age 70, Jean-Pierre Charton has made plenty of wine in his lifetime. He happily passed the reins to his son, Vincent, though as we see with so many 'retired' patriarchs and matriarchs of winemaking, he's still often around, particularly in June and July to help out. Vincent and one employee now manage the entire property, bolstered of course by a team at harvest. He?s very much part of the pulse of the estate and though we're guessing that leaves him little time for himself, though he does have a penchant for the outdoors. He?s taken a particular liking to a forest north of Dijon where he hunts for both animals and oak trees. He hand selects each tree for the famed Chassin cooper to make his barrels, opting for a tight, fine grain. This is our first purchase from Charton, we're excited to see how Vincent evolves and grows the estate in the years to come. Given the small harvests and small allocations from some of his more famous neighbours in the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune, these outlier regions like Mercurey will garner more and more attention each year. This particular wine is a blend of 3 parcels from the same climat boasting 80 year old vines. Like many 2021, this wine is opulent yet rather approachable in its youth. It has verve underneath the plump, dark fruit - a stellar example of what Mercurey can offer.

At age 70, Jean-Pierre Charton has made plenty of wine in his lifetime. He happily passed the reins to his son, Vincent, though as we see with so many 'retired' patriarchs and matriarchs of winemaking, he's still often around, particularly in June and July to help out. Vincent and one employee now manage the entire property, bolstered of course by a team at harvest. He's very much part of the pulse of the estate and though we're guessing that leaves him little time for himself, though he does have a penchant for the outdoors. He's taken a particular liking to a forest north of Dijon where he hunts for both animals and oak trees. He hand selects each tree for the famed Chassin cooper to make his barrels, opting for a tight, fine grain. This is our first purchase from Charton, we're excited to see how Vincent evolves and grows the estate in the years to come. Given the small harvests and small allocations from some of his more famous neighbours in the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune, these outlier regions like Mercurey will garner more and more attention each year.

The main growing region of Burgundy spans from Dijon in the north through the Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Challonaise all the way through to Macconais. Chablis and Beaujolais too.
The primary varieties here are Chardonnay for white and Pinot Noir for red, you can also find Aligote and Gamay for a little variety.
Burgundy is a treasure chest of tiny vineyards with unique soil compositions and exposures that grant tiny plots the best conditions. The best red and white Burgundy rewards with time in The Cellar.

Vincent & Jean-Pierre Charton 2021 Mercury Vielles Vignes

SKU: 886535
Regular price $66.85
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COUNTRY: France

REGION: Burgundy

VARIETAL: Pinot Noir

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FORMAT: 750 ML

At age 70, Jean-Pierre Charton has made plenty of wine in his lifetime. He happily passed the reins to his son, Vincent, though as we see with so many 'retired' patriarchs and matriarchs of winemaking, he's still often around, particularly in June and July to help out. Vincent and one employee now manage the entire property, bolstered of course by a team at harvest. He?s very much part of the pulse of the estate and though we're guessing that leaves him little time for himself, though he does have a penchant for the outdoors. He?s taken a particular liking to a forest north of Dijon where he hunts for both animals and oak trees. He hand selects each tree for the famed Chassin cooper to make his barrels, opting for a tight, fine grain. This is our first purchase from Charton, we're excited to see how Vincent evolves and grows the estate in the years to come. Given the small harvests and small allocations from some of his more famous neighbours in the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune, these outlier regions like Mercurey will garner more and more attention each year. This particular wine is a blend of 3 parcels from the same climat boasting 80 year old vines. Like many 2021, this wine is opulent yet rather approachable in its youth. It has verve underneath the plump, dark fruit - a stellar example of what Mercurey can offer.

At age 70, Jean-Pierre Charton has made plenty of wine in his lifetime. He happily passed the reins to his son, Vincent, though as we see with so many 'retired' patriarchs and matriarchs of winemaking, he's still often around, particularly in June and July to help out. Vincent and one employee now manage the entire property, bolstered of course by a team at harvest. He's very much part of the pulse of the estate and though we're guessing that leaves him little time for himself, though he does have a penchant for the outdoors. He's taken a particular liking to a forest north of Dijon where he hunts for both animals and oak trees. He hand selects each tree for the famed Chassin cooper to make his barrels, opting for a tight, fine grain. This is our first purchase from Charton, we're excited to see how Vincent evolves and grows the estate in the years to come. Given the small harvests and small allocations from some of his more famous neighbours in the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune, these outlier regions like Mercurey will garner more and more attention each year.

The main growing region of Burgundy spans from Dijon in the north through the Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Challonaise all the way through to Macconais. Chablis and Beaujolais too.
The primary varieties here are Chardonnay for white and Pinot Noir for red, you can also find Aligote and Gamay for a little variety.
Burgundy is a treasure chest of tiny vineyards with unique soil compositions and exposures that grant tiny plots the best conditions. The best red and white Burgundy rewards with time in The Cellar.