Tupinier Bautista Mercurey 1er Cru 'Clos du Roy' 2015
Mercurey 1er Cru ‘Clos du Roy’ is Tupinier Bautista’s most prised vineyard and one that produces a Pinot Noir of great subtlety and delicate elegance. It is a harmonious wine with deep red fruit, blackcurrant and rich dark cherry. The balance of smoky oak is perfect and gives the wine depth and complexity with almost Asian type spices.
Manu Bautista farms this amazing 11 hectare Mercurey Domaine which is based in the small hamlet of Touches in Burgundy’s Cote Chalonnaise. He succeeded his step father in 1997 and the family can trace their vine growing roots back to 1770. The wines from the slopes of Mercurey, which is close to Givry and really an extension of the Cote de Beaune, offer fantastic value and really impress with their fruit and power in their youth. A new winery was built in 2016 and provides state of the art modern equipment mixed with traditional wine making techniques.