Marsannay Clos du Roy Rouge 2011
The colour is intense. The bouquet is open reminding of wild blackberries, dried prunes and blackcurrant. It will then with age get more musky scents. It is quite tannic but also supple.
Marsannay is the most recent appellation contrôlée of Burgundy (1987). It is the only village which produces all colours: red, white and Rose.
A short, mild and humid winter caused an early bud break of the vine. Mild weather followed and the flowering period in June took pace in ideal conditions, some 10 days earlier than 2010. The resulting juices, showed promise and developed into good, and in some cases very good, wines. Favourable weather in late August enabled the grapes to obtain good maturity and the while the overall size of the crop was small the quality was very satisfying. This vintage is characterized by elegant, powerful and delicate expressive wines, representative of Burgundy and showing a fresh and subtle acidity.
This wine is vinified in vats during 3 to 4 weeks and is then aged in French oak barrels for about 12 to 15 months.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mature Strong Cheeses