Davayé (Mâconnais)

Attending Winemaker: Pierre Meurgey

Since 1959 Pierre Meurgey has been completely immersed in the world of Burgundy.  His great grandfather, Joseph-Ernest Meurgey-Perron founded his wine trading company at the end of the 19th century in Beaune. His grandfather Ernest and then father Henri, worked as estate managers, enologists, winemakers, and brokers of Burgundy wines.

His mother, Marie-Thérèse Croses was born in Mâcon, the capital of southern Burgundy. The family house is located in the wine village of Uchizy near Mâcon.

Since 1990, Pierre was exclusively devoted to the production and sales of Burgundy wines. The qualitative potential of Mâcon is now strongly enhanced by some renowned producers. Pierre's family attachment to South Burgundy and belief in the great assets of this area encouraged him to launch his own production of white wines in the Mâcon region with the 2013 harvest. The grapes are purchased from family friends and neighbors and the project is named after both of his parents: Meurgey-Croses.

Pierre produces wines that simply reflect the terroirs from which they come. His family roots from Mâcon help him to find quality grapes from independent growers. He works with a single winegrower by appellation and climate which enables him to control the timing and conditions of harvest as well as the transport to the winery situated in Davayé, in the heart of Mâcon region. Working in a modern winery allows him to respect the grapes by limiting manipulation and intervention. With efficiency and organization he can vinify precisely and thus enhance the purity and freshness of the wines.

Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place in tank or 228/400/600L barrel depending on the appellation.

A selection of signature appellations:

Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes
Saint-Véran "Clos de la Maison"
Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes