Marchand & Burch Marsannay 2017

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The partnership of Burgundian winemaker Pascal Marchand and West Australian wine producer Jeff Burch, a Burgundian tragic, is producing a range of exceptional wines from this region. This wine comes from two plots in Marsannay, a northern subregion of the Côte de Nuits – Les Longeroies and the En la Poulotte.

Les Longeroies, sits on the side of a very steep hill facing south east as it slopes down to a flatter plain, while the En la Poulotte is in the village of Couchey, just South of Marsannay. The combination of the two brings together the elegance and finesse of Les Longeroies with the structure of En la Poulotte.

Marchand adopts a process of cold maceration, regular foot stomping and regular pumpovers to achieve a very gentle extraction. The wine gets 14 months in oak of which only 15% is new and there is no fining or filtration. 

Lifted perfumes of violets and strawberry with a spicy subtle minerally aromatic. The tannins are fine and slightly chalky which contribute to a wine of elegance and structural integrity. The supple fruit flavours have the character and complexity to evolve into more intriguing characters with ageing. The combination of excellent fruit and sympathetic winemaking has created a wine that is vibrant and bursting with life and energy.

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