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“Tonnellerie Mercurey barrels, have over the last 10 years become an integral cooper in our chardonnay program. The consistency of their barrels and the quality of the finished wine have been proven time and time again in our trials. Their ability to integrate seamlessly on the palate and add depth of flavor, while still respecting the fruit makes them one of the most useful cooper in our chardonnay program.”

~ Richie Allen, winemaker, Rombauer Vineyards

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“Really good” is the easiest way to describe the Mercurey barrels. They are impeccably made and have shown well in the various barrel trials I have concluded. I find them especially suited to my wines from Gevrey-Chambertin as they complement and round out the structure nicely. I also like the people from Tonnellerie de Mercurey who have been attentive to my requests and open minded about our trials. This allowed us to progress and improve from one year to the next. At this stage, they are one of my most trusted barrel makers.”

~Jeremy Seysses, winemaker, Domaine Dujac

merc-testimonial-3“Tonnellerie de Mercurey and its CLL toasting regime have widened the flavor and aroma profile of our Chardonnay; it is a barrel that respects the vintage and the vineyard. Each year, we have complete confidence that the de Mercurey barrels will be a welcome addition to our wines.”

~Eric Stern, winemaker emeritus, Landmark Vineyards

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“I have been using Tonnellerie De Mercurey barrels for ten years at De Ponte Cellars in Oregon. My goal is to make fine and elegant Burgundian style Pinot Noir, and these barrels exemplify this perfectly. Year after year, I do like their consistent quality, the roundness, and the complexity they add to my wines. Tonnellerie De Mercurey barrels are the backbone of my barrel regimen.”

~Isabelle Dutartre, winemaker, De Ponte Cellars and 1789 Wines, Oregon

merc-testimonial-5“Grgich Hills Estate has been using Tonnellerie de MERCUREY barrels for over ten years. They are a large part of our white barrel program. We are particularly impressed with the consistent quality and craftsmanship over the years. We find that the CLL toasting regime adds a depth and complexity without overt oakiness, allowing the wine to express the true terroir of the vineyard.”

~Gary Ecklin, assistant winemaker, Grgich Hills Estate

 

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“I have been using Tonnellerie de Mercurey for many years with various grapes including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Syrah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon in different parts of the world. What I like most about their barrels is their ability to integrate and compliment the unique characters of the grapes without overpowering them, even after 18 months of ageing in new oak.. .I also appreciate the consistency of their quality year after year.”

~Raphaël Brisbois, winemaker, BearBoat

merc-testimonial-7“Mercurey barrels are the first choice in our Pinot Noir programs and the only choice for our single vineyard bottlings. Their complete control from the forest to the final step of barrel fabrication compliment our goal of creating wines of great depth, character and profound personality! 3 year air dried house select wood with house toast is our staple barrel, but we enjoy working with the range of specialty toasts that are offered by Tonnellerie de Mercurey.”

~Daniel Moore, winemaker, Zmor Winery, partner M Squared Wine consultants

 

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“I find that year in and year out wines aged in Tonnellerie de Mercurey barrels have a finesse in their structure and makes them a key component in our blend making. At Schug, our focus is on elegant and long mouth feel and de Mercurey barrels deliver this in spades. The toast and fine grained tannins are a perfect compliment to our Carneros grown wines, helping to build pleasant structure without overpowering the signature of the vineyard source of the fruit.”

~Mike Cox, Schug Carneros Estate

merc-testimonial-9“Tonnellerie De Mercurey barrels give our Pinot Noir seamless transitions with their oak integration.”

~David Fleming, Winemaker, Paraiso Vineyards

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“I have been a de Mercurey customer since the beginning, but when I tasted a Grand Cru de Mercurey in Burgundy in 2000, I was amazed. That barrel is now a major component for my Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir and Syrah programs giving depth, length, and persistence not found in other barrels.”

-Bruce McGuire, Winemaker, Santa Barbara Winery/Lafond

merc-testimonial-4“I have been using De Mercurey barrels since I started my label in 1999. I love how they hit out the mid-palate, give great texture and spice to the wine. De Mercurey is an indispensable part of my Pinot and Chardonnay programs.”

-Mat Gustafson, Winemaker, Paul Mathew Vineyards

 

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