Marsannay is the village which marks the northern gateway to the Côte d’Or on leaving Dijon, the capital of Burgundy and home to the Ducs de Bourgogne. This village marks the beginning of the Route des Grands Crus which follows the N6 highway through the Côte d’Or. The wines are renowned for being sturdy and robust due to the rich iron-based soil, they have an intense bouquet of red fruit and a mouth-filling, silky palate with a distinct gamey character and great tannic appeal.. Marsannay received its Appellation Contrôlée as recently as 1987 in recognition of the consistently high quality of its wine.
The wine has a nice garnet robe and expresses the nature of Pinot. An intense bouquet of red and black fruit is brought forth revealing a silky texture on the palate. It is robust with a good balance between tannins and acidity. Good length ending up with mineral notes.