Marsannay La Montagne
Also called the Golden Gate of the Côte-de-Nuits, the Marsannay appellation is the only AOC that can apply to the three colors of wine (white, red and rose).
AVERAGE PRODUCTION AUTHORIZED
Limestone and clay
PLOT SURFACE AREA
0 hectare 90 ares (1 hectare = 10,000 m2 = 24 “ouvrées”)
Vineyard work philosophy: sustainable farming. No herbicides used in our vineyards since 2000, replaced by hilling up/de-hilling in winter and plowing in the spring. Systematic de-budding. Hand-picked only.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: 16 months in barrel: 30% new oak + 70% single-wine oak.
Characteristics: Like all great white wines of the Côte, this wine shows aromas of white flowers (hawthorn), dry fruit (almonds) and honey when it ages. Clear, bright, light yellow color. Its minerality is typical of the “La Montagne” soil.
Pairing: White meat: poultry, veal, pork tenderloin. Try it out with risotto and East Asian dishes (sushi, etc.). After a few years of age, it’ll be a great match with sea fish, or goat cheese. A “go to” wine for aperitif too.
Serving temperature: 12 to 13°C
Aging potential: 2 to 8 years