Marsannay Rouge «Les Genelières» 2017
Juicy, generous, fruit-forward wine with exuberant cherry notes, very slight menthol notes, the palate is similarly generous and voluminous with a beautiful length on the finish. A nice structure which serves as a reminder of its origins in the Côte de Nuits.
Endowed with an excellent aging capacity, this wine unveils its potential after just a few years of cellaring.
Pairs nicely with red meat, freshwater fish, grilled vegetables, or even soft cheeses.
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Considered to be the golden gateway to the Côte de Nuits, the Marsannay AOC stretches out over the villages of Chenôve, Marsannay-la-Côte and Couchey. Though the presence of vineyards in this village is only attested to since the 7th century, the prestige of these vineyards has been recognized for quite some time. Wines from Marsannay graced the table of King Louis XIV and Louis XVI…
It is the only village appellation in Burgundy to make the 3 colors of wine: Red, Rosé, and White.
Two parcels: one planted 70 years ago and one higher up on the slope planted 25 years ago. A presence of crinoidal limestone (fossilized silt) and a significant quantity of clay.
Located at the junction between the northern and southern halves of the appellation.
Up to 50% whole cluster fermentation depending on the maturity of the harvest. Aging can go from 24 to 36 months in older barrels.