Biodynamic, Demeter certified
Ethereal texture and the kind of mineral core than only comes from premier cru Burgundy. A tightly wound core of black cherry fruit surrounded by chewy earthy structure. Tough to find 1er crus from anywhere for this price! Vigneron Philippe Garrey’s is the 6th generation to live on and care for his family’s Estate in the southern end of the Mercurey appellation. In 2011, his was the first Estate in the Côte Chalonnaise region to receive biodynamic certification from Demeter. He was attracted to both the philosophy behind biodynamic farming and the results, having been impressed by biodynamic wines he tasted. Philippe farms his entire 4.5 Ha property of old vines (60-100 years old) by himself. Unlike neighboring Estates, he has no interest in expanding his vineyards, preferring to remain a scale he can care for singlehanded. In the vineyard, no chemicals of any kind are used and the rows are grassed over. Only natural fertilizers (green manure) and treatments of the vines (infusions of nettle, chamomile, etc) are used.