Located at the southern extremity of the Côte de Beaune, where it meets the Côte Chalonnaise, the Maranges appellation stretches across three communes in the Côte- d’Or.
SoilThe “Clos Roussots” single vineyard lies on the lower slopes of the Mont de Sène, which offer the vines ideal southeastern exposure. The brown limestone soil overlies Lias marl dating back to the Lower Jurassic.
Grape variety100 % Pinot Noir.
VinificationTraditional Burgundian vinification in open vats with long maceration and punching of the cap. Aged in oak barrels (25 to 30% new oak) for 14 to 16 months to lend structure and complexity to the wine.
RobeBeautiful, intense ruby red with raspberry coloured highlights.
NoseBriny freshness supported by a base redolent of red fruit that is enhanced by green notes of blackcurrant buds.
PalateSoft and delectable on the palate, this well-balanced wine is all finesse. The finish is delicious with subtle nuances of liquorice.
Serve withIdeal with exotic or spicy dishes, particularly spring rolls, chicken curry and braised pork with pineapple as well as with fine poultry such as sliced duck breast with mirabelle plums. As for cheese choices, try with Saint-Nectaire or a 12-month-old Comté.