Domaine L.Menand - Mercurey
History of the Estate:
Domaine L.Menand is a wine estate that has belonged to the same family for seven generations. The 6 hectare big domain his ineyards are scattered across different climates. Since several years this domain is certified in organic winemaking (Ecocert).
Terroir and wine
The soils of this domaine consist mainly out of clay and limestone soils. The varieties grown here are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The average age of the Chardonnay vines is 40 years. The care of the plants and soil is, of course, applied in accordance with the biological principle.
After the manual harvest the entire bunches of grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press. The fermentation and malolactic fermentation, which take 12 months together (including aging) is done in oak barrels of wich 25% new oak barrels.