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Maranges is one of the most southerly appellations in the Côte de Beaune area of Burgundy and before 1988 its mainly medium-bodied red wines were labelled as Côte de Beaune-Villages; since the new appellation came into being they can now call themselves Maranges AC or Maranges Côte de Beaune AC. Six generations of the Bachey-Legros family have worked on this small domaine, the particular character of their wines coming from the old vines. Age means lower-yielding vines and that plus the individual terroir translate into very concentrated grapes. Sustainable agriculture is practised.
I rated this village Burgundy higher than a number of Premier and Grand Cru Burgundies at a recent tasting. I was amazed that it was not at least a Premier Cru. Fruit aromas and flavours include red cherries, blackcurrants and raspberries; on the palate also some hints of liquorice and pepper. Tannins are smooth and subtle, the texture is silky and the finish very long. The wine may develop over the next 3 or 4 years but it is very approachable now. For even more elegance and smoothness, try the single vineyard Pinot Noir from the same producer, Santenay 'Clos des Hâtes'.
Recommended to drink with roast chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, goose, pheasant, pigeon, veal, calves liver, lamb, pork, mushroom based dishes. Ideal with a traditional Christmas turkey meal.
This is a beautiful old vine Pinot Noir with a lovely silky mouthfeel. Maranges is not a well-known appellation but this old vine wine is superb and offers good value in what has become an expensive region