2020 Marchand & Burch Marsannay
Marsannay is the only appellation village in Burgundy which produces wines from all three colours: red, white and rosé. Their typicity is that of the Côte de Nuits, and their style resemble that of their neighbouring appellations Fixin and Gevrey-Chambertin. The Marsannay reds have intense coloration and a bouquet which smoothly blends red fruits such as morello cherry and strawberry with blackcurrant and blueberry notes. In the mouth, the attack is powerful and generous, shading into a long and meaty finish.
The 2020 vintage brings impressive power to the typically bright fruit profile of this single vineyard wine from the village of Couchey.
Appealing and approachable from the moment its cherry and bramble-filled bouquet rises from the glass all the way through to its chalky, yet fine tannin finish. A wine of finesse, its bright fruited profile and gently extracted freshness gain depth from savoury undercurrents of forest floor, tar, toast, beetroot, and peat. The mid-palate is plush, resplendent with flavours of ripe strawberry, anise seed and sassafras. The elegance and balance at the core of this wine bode well for early enjoyment, yet there is still plenty to be revealed with further bottle ageing.
Pair with a salad of coconut braised duck, papaya, pineapple, lychees and glass noodles.
Drink now and over the next 5 years.