Intense colour derived from its pleasant tannins, our Maranges 2010 will age well.

Varietal : Pinot noir.

Classification : This is a local appellation in the Côte de Beaune (Saône et Loire département) since the 1988 harvest.

Terroir : Clay and marly limestone soil located at an altitude of 240 metres.

Vineyard surface area : 3 acres.

Age of vines : 15 to 50 years old.

Vinification : Hand-havested followed by total destemming. Cold pre-fermentation and extraction of the must by racking (délestage). Traditional alcohol fermentation from 15 to 18 days.

Ageing : In oak barrels for 12 months then 6 months in vats before bottling. No filtering or finings.

Wine-tasting notes : Ruby red robe with violet reflections.

Nose : Wild red berries (redcurrent and raspberry).

Palate : full-bodied and well-structured with wild red berry and peppery undertones.

Serving suggestions : Poultry (coq au vin), grilled red meats (beef, lamb, duck...) or red meats with poivrade sauce. Also matches well with grilled or braised pork.

Serving temperature : 14 to 16°c (57 to 60° F).