PRE-ARRIVAL DUE MID JUNE
The vineyard name, Les Longeroies, probably comes from the French verb longer which means ‘to border’. This makes sense as Longeroies is on the boundary between Marsannay and the next village of Chenôve. It is a star climat of the AOC and has been earmarked for promotion to 1er Cru (when Marsannay finally gets some!) Longeroies faces south, and the two Mortet parcels sit mid-slope. One is 50 years old, and the other was planted with Pinot Fin clones in 1992.
The aging consisted of 18 months in oak, only 10-15% new and the balance in one- and two-year-old barrels. Fifty per cent whole bunches were used this year. Although the prices are now rising, Marsannay remains one of the last great value appellations of the Côte, and this is certainly one of its very best examples.
Dark clean colour, the nose is discreet with an amazing wealth of fruit on the cusp of red and black, a little softer in the mouth than the Bourgogne with the same superb length. 90-92 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
A slightly less expressive but extremely fresh nose offers up notes of earth, dark currant, spice and plum. The ripe, seductive and sleek middle weight flavors possess fine mid-palate density before culminating in a saline-inflected and youthfully austere finale. 88-91 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound
Out of stockProducer: Denis Mortet
Unique pinot noir, with very fine nose of dark fruits, black cherry, sweet spice, petrichor and lavender. For all it’s character and vividness of flavour, this is still a pinot noir and has a lightness of touch on the palate. Silken and smooth, with threaded texture and lanolin tannins and abundant acidity. Casual, cool and […]Add to cart
Claude makes one of the great Bourgogne Pinot Noirs, he is often the winner of the La Revue du Vin de France tasting when they do it – he did it with his 2016 (see image at the bottom) and this 2018 is super again. Crafted from the Pommard and Chassagne area, in 2018 the bouquet […]Add to cart Producer: Claude Marechal
The Lamarche Echézeaux comes from three lieux-dits: Les Cruots ou Vignes Blanches, Clos-Saint-Denis, and Les Champs Traversins. Altogether these parcels make up about 1.3 hectares of vines with an average age of 30 years. Nicole Lamarche works with very low yields here, which, alongside the Domaine’s delicate extraction, results in a superb expression of this terroir. Of this cuvée, Jasper Morris has […]Add to cart Producer: Francois Lamarche
Star anise, sweet English summer fruits, Bresaola, lavender and damp leaf. Sweet and tangy fruits, picked at the perfect moment, serpentine, supple, brooding and haunting. Every sniff and sip reveals something different. Serrano, blood orange, chocolate, Middle Eastern spice and long silky tannins that tighten along the finish. Exquisite balance, the wine in constant motion. […]Add to cart Producer: Bannockburn