APPELLATION: Marsannay AOC
BLEND: 100% Pinot Noir
VINEYARDS: At the northern end of the Côte de Nuits, the village of Marsannay is one of Burgundy’s coolest. ‘Saint Jacques’ sits up at the forest line, at the top of a modest grade; soils are thin, with solid limestone close to the surface.
AGE OF VINES: 30-50 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Partially destemmed; fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks on indigenous yeasts. Aged 100% in older French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of red and black fruits, light spice and pepper, crushed stones. Full-bodied, generous, fine-grained tannins.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled steak with pepper; autumn stews