Marsannay "Les Favières"
Village appellation. It can be followed by the name of the climat, “Favières” in this case. Only appellation that can apply to the three colors of wine (white, red and rose). Its characteristics are those of the Côte-de-Nuits. The Marsannay appellation is pending a decision to label its climats as Premier Cru.
AVERAGE PRODUCTION AUTHORIZED
Clay and limestone in deep soil
PLOT SURFACE AREA
1 hectare 60 ares (1 hectare = 10,000 m2 = 24 “ouvrées”) located down the hill. 60-year-old vineyard.
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 concrete tanks for about 3 weeks.
Aging: 14 to 18 months in oak barrels (from the Forêt de Troncet): 50% single-wine barrels + 50% in 3-year-old barrels.
Characteristics: Intense color, subtle nose with red (sour cherries and strawberries) and black (blackcurrants and blueberries) fruit. Attack on the palate.
Pairing: Marsannay Reds make a natural match with red meats: Beef prime rib, steak with shallots… You can also pair it with river fish (pike, pike perch, stuffed carp).
Serving temperature: 15 to 17°C
Aging potential: 2 to 6 years