Created in 2011 at the instigation of Patrice du Jeu, the Estate initiated a vast program of rehabilitation of the vines’ parcels to restore its “climats” to the prestige they once enjoyed. The program involves members of his family, descendants of the Saint-Genys family, and some friends whom he has convinced to join him.
This program requires rehabilitating plots that have suffered from a lack of attention for years, particularly the "Clos Marcilly", in Mercurey, where a vast replanting program was launched. 2014 was the first vintage of this exceptional 1er cru in white vinified by the estate. Since 2016 the Clos Marcilly has become a monopoly of the estate.
Patrice also works on the renovation of the historical winery of Chassagne-Montrachet. He acquired the latest equipment in order to respect of the fruits of the vine at all stages of winemaking, from harvest to bottling. Situated in the heart of the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, behind the Church, the Les Héritiers Saint-Genys estate now grows just 13 other hectares of vines between “Côte de Beaune” and “Côte Chalonnaise”. In 2013, Jean-Baptiste ALINC, a famous winemaker, joined the estate to provide the quintessence of its terroirs to wine lovers.
The vines are grown sustainably, limiting the use of phytosanitary chemicals and preferring tillage to herbicides. Harvest is done by hand, directly in small drilled boxes, avoiding maceration of grapes before winemaking and limiting handling and trituration.
The name Marcilly comes from the Gallic march and low Latin mariscus, mariscelleus, meaning "marsh, marshy places”. This is one of the 5 first premier crus officially recognised in 1943. An iconic wine of our estate, it will become a monopoly with the 2016 vintage. It comes from an exceptional plot in Mercurey, among the most prestigious of the appellation, in Etroyes.
Notes and Reviews
Beautiful deep ruby red colour, shiny with purplish reflections, and a very pretty nose revealing spicy and fruity aromas with a very wide aromatic palette. The tasting is at first fresh and velvety, then very full in the middle of the mouth combining complexity, flexibility, and elegance, with a very pleasant finish.
|Grape Varieties||Pinot noir|
|Age of Vines||60 years old|
|Vinification||Hand picked and sorted in the vineyard. 100% destemmed, with fermentation in stainless-steel tanks for 15 days with pigeage.|
|Elevage||15 months (20% new oak)|
|Production||5,900 bottles & 120 magnums|
|Soil Type||Deep and light, the soil is mostly clayey with limestone on the west. Fully closed with stone walls, this 7.3 ha plot is immune from severe frosts but also from drought, due to the presence of the water-table.|