claudenouveaumarangesfussiereFull-bodied, complex and well-structured, our Maranges 1er Cru La Fussière 2009 expresses hints of liquorice, pepper and woodland fragrances. Excellent with game or a rib roast beef.

Varietal : Pinot noir.

Classification : This is a local Premier Cru appellation in southern Côte de Beaune (Saône et Loire département).

Terroir : Clay soil located at an altitude of 300 metres on east-facing hillside.

Vineyard surface area : 1.7 acres.

Age of vines : 18 years old on average.

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 followed by 6 months in vats before bottling. No filtering or finings.

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

Nose : Wild red woodland berries and spices.

Palate : Complex and refreshing with a just a touch of liquorice. Ample and peppery with smooth, warm tannins.

Serving suggestions : Grilled red meats or cooked in sauce, matured cheese.

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