This high acid rosé of Pinot Noir is loaded with flavors of strawberries, underripe raspberries, and chalky limestone. We definitely see this juice as a benchmark bottle of what rosé from Burgundy should taste like. Produced from 100% Pinot Noir.
Why We Love This Rosé
Rosé may not be the most popular style of wine produced in Burgundy, though on the rare chance we come across a well-made bottle of pink from Marsanny, we tend to jump. This bright and fragrant juice is produced at the hands of one of Burgundy’s most exciting up-and-coming vignerons, Cyril Audoin. The wine’s energetic and dynamic nature is a direct reflection of the young vigneron hands that make it.
Region/Appellation - Marsannay-la-Côte AOC
Marsannay-la-Côte is the most northerly appellation in the Côte de Nuits. It is also the only village-level appellation in the Côte de Nuits permitted to produce red, white, and rosé wines under appellation regulations. Rosé counts for approximately ⅓ of Marsannay's annual production. Pink wines from Marsannay are made from Pinot Noir and are known for their mineral-driven backbones and solid structure. Marsannay is often referred to as the Porte d’Or (Golden Gate) to the Côte de Nuits.
About the Winemaker
Cyril’s father, Charles Audoin, was a big pioneer of the Marsannay zone back in the 1970s, well before it was even recognized as a designated appellation. Despite its underdog reputation, Charles carefully selected and vinified fruit from only the best parcels within the appellation. Alongside his oenologist wife Marie-Francoise, the duo become trailblazers of single-vineyard bottlings in this off-the-beaten path area. Today, Cyril carries on his parents legacy and produces a variety of red, white, and rosé wines from sustainably-farmed fruit in Marsannay. Wines from Marsannay are known for their mineral-driven backbones, high acid, and structured backbone.
The high acid and savory nature of Pinot Noir-based rosés make them some of the most food-friendly pinks on the market. We particularly love drinking this bottle with baked salmon, grilled vegetable skewers, or a variety of soft cheeses.