Domaine Bruno Lorenzon

Mercurey’s large wine production can sometimes produce disappointingly rustic reds and rather non-descript whites. Bruno Lorenzon’s wines are as far from this profile as possible. The wines are expensive, true enough, but once tasted one can forget about both the appellation and the price! These meticulously crafted wines offer, quite simply, some of the most satisfying and delicious Burgundy to be found. We currently list the domaine’s red 2014s which need a few more years in bottle to round out to their full potential, but the Lorenzon experience can be enjoyed now with his white premier cru Clos des Barraults 2014, a remarkably fine, complex Chardonnay with focus and drive and elegance.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Mercurey, Chalonnais, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    4.5ha

  • Winemaker

    Bruno Lorenzon

  • Established

    1997

  • Cultivation

    Lutte raisonnée

  • Website

    www.domainelorenzon.com

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Bourgogne blanc Cuvée Alfred Chardonnay - Clay & limestone -
Montagny 1er cru Les Truffières Chardonnay - Clay & limestone -
Mercurey 1er cru Clos des Barraults Blanc Chardonnay 70 years on average Clay & limestone -
Mercurey rouge Cuvée 37 Pinot Noir - Clay & limestone -
Mercurey 1er cru Champs Martin Rouge Pinot Noir - Clay & limestone -
Mercurey 1er cru Clos Champs Martin Cuvée Carline Rouge Pinot Noir - Clay & limestone -

Viticulture / Vinification

White & Red wines

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Low yields & high density plantings
  • Wines unfined and usually unfiltered
  • Élevage in oak, a very small proportion new

Red wines

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentation
  • Low yields & high density plantings
  • Whole-bunch fermentation, percentage dependent on the cuvée
  • Wines unfined and usually unfiltered
  • Élevage in oak, a very small proportion new