Amaury Devillard from Château de Chamirey visits Maison Vauron
The story of Château de Chamirey is an exceptional one, it is a love story between a family and the vines of Burgundy. The Devillard family have had roots in this region since the 18th Century.
Marquis de Jouennes was the first of the family to bottle the wine of Château de Chamirey in 1934, he then passed it on to his son-in-law Bertrand Devillard.
It sits on a rocky headland in the appellation of Mercurey in Côte Chalonnaise with 37 hectares (15 of which are classified Premier Crus).
The Maison Vauron team had the pleasure of meeting with Amaury Devillard (current owner and grandson of Marquis de Journnes) who took us on our own little taste journey of the Château.
He emphasised on many points, one being the philosophy that the family hold about respect for the terroir. Their high-quality wines comes from traditional and sustainable vine growing and winemaking. Their land has a very strong identity which comes out in the wines of Château de Chamirey. The wines we tasted were the 2014 Mercurey Blanc and Rouge:
Château de Chamirey Mercurey Blanc 2014: The soil here is clay and limestone that brings out the minerality. A very fresh wine with lemon and grapefruit on the nose and reflected again on the palate. Delicate, well balanced and long. A food friendly wine.
Château de Chamirey Mercurey Rouge 2014: Also clay and limestone soils here with a clay predominance. There is jammy fruit aromas on the nose. Fresh on the palate. Delicate and silky tannins.
You get a real appreciation for the wine when you understand the passion behind each bottle. Château de Chamirey are a leading producer in Mercurey and their wine proved that.