- RegionCôte de Beaune
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 30 years
- Average yield40 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential3-5 years
- Serving temperature 14-15°
- Situated to the south-west of Santenay, the Maranges appellation is at the southernmost tip of the Côte de Beaune. The Pinot Noir vineyards are planted on well-exposed south-east facing slopes, and the wines thrive on the heavy clay soil. The wines tend to be firm and tannic when young. Maranges has an excellent capacity for ageing with fine structure and intensity of Pinot Noir fruit character.
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats
- Tasting NoteOf a beautiful rubis colour, the Maranges 2011 reveals a round structure. Red fruit aromas release on the mouth, followed by an enjoyable freshness. The tannins are still present on the finish.
- Food PairingGuinea fowl with cabbage - hare stew - cheese
- Maranges 2012 - Tom Cannavan's wine-pages.com - August 2015 - 87/100
Much lighter and more delicate and open than the 2013 Bourgogne at this stage, a hint of briar and leafy bracken, and pretty cherry fruit. Light and savoury on the palate, there is a nicely roughening bit of tannin structure, and good grippy rusticity, giving this savoury and authentic appeal. (UK)