Domaine Levert-Barrault

Mercurey is situated in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise (12 kilometres
from Chalon-sur-Saône) and it is one the foremost Bourgogne
appellations. Protected from moisture-bearing winds, tucked away in
amongst hillsides or stretched along the aptly-named “Golden Valley” the
vineyards stretch as far as the neighboring village of Saint-Martin-sous-
Montaigu. The AOC status was created in 1923.
The vineyards are found at an altitude ranging from 230 to 320 metres
above sea level. They spread over marls and marly calcic soils of
Oxfordian limestone. On the eastern side, vines grow in calcic and marly
soils. In the west crystalline Jurassic rocks are covered with gravels. The
vines grow healthily on these white limey and red clay soils.
The appellation covers 548.68 ha of red vines, including 153.80 ha in
Premier Cru. The whites cover 84.59 ha including 14.71 ha of Premier
Cru. Mercurey has 32 Premier Crus Climats.