“Terroir wines”

Marsannay Longeroies Vieilles Vignes

Les Longeroies is a climat in the northern part of the appellation. The south-east facing plot (3 hectares / ≈ 7.5 acres) has 70-year-old vines, on soils dominated by clay, requiring fully ripened grapes to obtain quality tannins.
With Marsannay Longeroies you will enjoy an intense wine, built on the quality of its tannins. Its aromas are slowly revealed to the air, and its distinguished complexity combines blueberry, cherry, hibiscus flowers, fresh hazelnut, and white pepper. The palate has great consistency, and the long and fresh finish reveals liquorice notes.
This is one of the best terroirs of the Marsannay appellation, with great ageing potential. You can prepare the wine in advance (by opening the bottle early or decanting the wine) for the first 5 years. You can easily keep it for 15 to 20 years.
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 can be paired with red meat, such as beef, duck, or pigeon, with tart red fruits to enhance the sauce, a roasted pigeon with liquorice juices, pork simmered for 36 hours, with its spicy juices.

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