A Côte de Beaune Village Appellation, in Saône-et-Loire, since 1988. The Maranges wine-growing area forms the border between Côte-d'Or and Saône-et-Loire. The slopes do not follow the alignment of the Côte de Beaune, but they share the same origin and the same geology. Exposure is predominantly south by south-east, at an altitude of 240-400 metres.
Vinification & Elevage
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches being compacted. For our red wines, the grapes arriving at the vat room pass over a sorting table and are sorted before being loaded into the vinification vat. We immediately carry out a "cold pre-fermentation" maceration which, by cooling the vat to 10°C, optimises the extraction of the grapes' natural flavours and oxygenates the must. We favour long vatting with daily cap-punching for 8-10 days to facilitate the extraction of the tannins and colours. Lastly, the final maceration lasts 3-5 days, while the must macerates gently at a controlled temperature to develop greater finesse and aromas. This is followed by ageing for 12-14 months in oak barrels, 20% of which are lightly-heated new barrels.
Commentaries by our oenologist
A nicely robust wine, with a very structured mouth, black fruit notes, very chewy, and powerful tannins.
This wine is a delightful surprise when paired with Asian dishes, such as chicken nems, sweet-and-sour pork or Thai-style fried noodles.