Domaine Jeannin Naltet Mercurey 1er Cru Les Naugues 2016
Jeannet-Naltet is a re-born domaine. Before 2015, they sold off their wine in bulk. When it was time for a generational shift to take place, there was no obvious heir apparent. So, the family's nephew, Benoît, who knew nothing of being a vigneron, agreed to leave his engineering career in Paris. The trade-off…he wanted to bottle his own wines. It sounds a bit like a Hollywood script, but Benoît worked tirelessly at winemaking school, while reworking the vineyards. In just a few short years, he is now making world class wines. Les Naugues has a blend of clay and limestone which tends to produce balanced wines. Benoît's 2016 Les Naugues has a plump but chiselled style with a core of sweet raspberries, red cherries and a taut mineral finish.
Robin says "Benoît Eschard is one of the rising stars in Mercurey. I really was impressed the first time I tasted his wines. My enthusiasm was confirmed after I taste his wines a second time. Les Naugues is one of my favourite vineyards in Mercurey. Some locals call it a "little Chambolle-Musigny" as it has a similar succulence and minerality."
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