Francois Raquillet Mercurey 1er Cru "Les Vasees" 2004
From 25-30 year-old vines. No pigeage to emphasise the fresh, lighter style that this vineyard gives. Delicate, airy, pure and quite lifted, with mineral freshness through to the finish.
Francois took over the running of this estate from his father, Jean, in 1984, and records show that the same family have made wine in Mercurey since the 1600s. With eleven hectares under vine, Francois has substantially reduced yields, introduced higher quality oak barrels and significantly increased the quality of wines made at this domaine.