The Wine Workshop “quickies” are free and fun info-bits about a vineyard, winery, grape variety, vintage, or whatever else is on my mind. Each quickie will include a video from me, followed by links galore so you can quickly learn a ton about one particular thing in the wine world.
So this quickie freebie is about finding value Red Burgundy, specifically from Mercurey, which is one of my favorite sub-zones. Simple advice: find a good vintage, find a bottle from Mercurey, buy it, drink it. It will often over-deliver.
Other great links and articles regarding Mercurey, Burgundy vintages, and finding value:
Info on Burgundy vintages:
Jancis Robinson: https://www.jancisrobinson.com/learn/vintages/burgundy-red
Wine Spectator: https://www.winespectator.com/vintagecharts/search/id/29
More info on Mercurey in particular:
From Bourgogne-Wines (a great page)
NY Times (may require subscription)
From Terroir-France (old school website, but good info)
The particular wine I was tasting: Chateau de Chamilly “Les Puillets” Mercurey Premier Cru Monopole, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France. If you are in Minnesota, it is imported directly by The Wine Company. Reach out to them to find a retailer, or better yet just go a good independent wine shop and have them special order it for you. About $35 or so.