Marsannay En Ouzeloy
is a climat located at the mouth of a small valley, where the soil is formed from limestone scree, mixed with clay from an alluvial fan. The plot (1 hectare / ≈ 2.5 acres) is composed of 60-year-old vines.
The Marsannay En Ouzeloy
is an airy, perfumed wine, with delicate body, supported by discrete but very present tannins. Very seductive with its palette of fresh raspberry, peony, hawthorn, and a fine spicy saline finish, it is sometimes called chambolien
(in reference to Chambolle-Musigny), as its structure is so charming. The finish is mineral.
If the well-rooted vines and low yields guarantee its potential for ageing, we nevertheless recommend drinking it early to enjoy its mouth-watering youthfulness. It is an ideal wine to pair with fish.
Depending on the vintage, we use 50% whole-bunch fermentation, and ageing lasts about 12 months in barrels (with 20% of new barrels) and 6 months in stainless steel tanks.
It will accompany red meat, grilled or in sauce, such as braised beef with glazed carrots, but also pike-perch with a red-wine glaze, or bluefin tuna with nori leaves and soba noodles, and veal juices with ginger.