Mercurey 1er cru - Clos Marcilly Monopole Red
Origin of the name
The word Marcilly comes from the Gallic “march” and the low Latin words mariscus and mariscelleus which mean “marshes, marshy places”. It is one of the first 5 1er crus officially recognized in 1943.
Years of planting
1947 (1.18 ha), 1956 (0.89 ha), 2013 (1.84 ha) and 2014 (0.30 ha)
Nature of soils
deep and sandy clay-limestone.
Reasoned, with mechanical work of the soil, plowing, on horseback in the old vines, without any herbicide.
Since the 2018 vintage, when the vintage allows it and deserves it, we have been developing the Cuvée Clovis
from our oldest vines and our “classic” Clos Marcilly Monopole from the rest of our
Pinot Noir from this plot.
Emblematic vine of the Domaine, in monopoly since 2016, it comes from an exceptional plot of Mercurey, among the most prestigious of the appellation, in the Hameau d'Etroyes. The Chardonnays were completely replanted by Patrice du Jeu on a wasteland and after uprooting old vines. Entirely enclosed by walls, this plot of 7.5 ha in total is thus sheltered from the greatest frost. And the presence of a spring allows it not to suffer too much from drought.
4.21 ha = 98.4 worked = 10.4 ac
228 to 240 m