Château de Chamirey
A success story from Mercurey
The Château de Chamirey was built in the 17th century on a rocky promontory in the municipality of Mercurey. It overlooks the vast vineyards of the appellation in Burgundy. The modern history of the Château began in 1934. Marquis de Jouennes bottled the first vintage under the name of the Château. At that time it was very modern. His successor in the vineyard management was his son-in-law, Bertrand Devillard. With the same foresight and dynamite, he continued to run the estate. Through the purchase of the best vineyards in Mercurey, the vineyards have been expanded to 37 hectares to date. In the meantime, the management of the Burgundy vineyard has been transferred to the children. Today, Aurore and Amaury Devillard and cellarmaster Enrico Peyron produce multi-faceted and internationally recognised Burgundies.
Nearly half of the Chamirey vineyards are located on various Premier Cru sites. Two of them are in the sole possession of the family. Due to the 6 top vineyards (Clos du Roi, among others) there is a multifaceted variety of soils and microclimates that give Chamirey wines their very own character. The vineyards are dominated by Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir is vinified with the same variety and produces full-bodied, very concentrated Burgundy red wines with a lot of potential and usually also high shelf life. A clearly small portion falls on Chardonnay. Soils mostly dominated by limestone give the white wines from Mercurey elegance and a fragrant freshness.
More information about Château de Chamirey
|Company Name:||Château de Chamirey|
|Street:||1 Rue du Château|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+33 3 85 44 53 20|
|Year of Incorporation:||1932|
|Company Group:||Domaine Devillard|
|Company Owner:||Familie Devilard|
|Managing Director:||Bertrand Devillard|
|Vineyard Area:||38 ha|
|Agricultural Methods, Cultivation:||Handlese, Direktzug|
|Soil Type, Soil Characteristics:||Kalkstein, Kalkmergel, Lehm|