Chateau de Chamirey holds the monopoly of Les Ruelles 1er Cru vineyard located in the Mercurey appellation. The 2012 Mercurey 1er cru Les Ruelles reveals a violet-tinted dark garnet colour. The nose is complex and powerful with dark fruit scents (black cherry), macerated fruits, and hints of spices or anise. The palate is dense with a fine charge of taffeta tannins. Retro-olfaction uncovers ripe fruits. This Burgundy boasts character. The 2012 Mercurey 1er cru Les Ruelles pairs well with small game birds or even soft cheese.