- Domaine Charles Audoin
- Pinot Noir
- 2016 - 2026
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Goedhuis, August 2018
Favières lies in the heart of the Marsannay village and has a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the appellation. This 2012 is a vibrant ruby colour with an expressive nose of dark hedgerow fruit. There is a satisfying freshness beneath the dense fruit, and its structured tannins make it a great food wine.
Goedhuis, January 2014
One of the village’s most central vineyards, this is a classic example of why the reputation of this relatively unknown appellation is fast on the rise. Stunning aromas of raspberries and strawberries, this has a delicious purity of fruit, with tremendous refinement and a great long full finish. Huge potential.
Burghound, January 2014,
A brooding, complex and ultra-pure nose of wild red berries gives way to intense, mineralinflected and quite serious medium weight flavors that possess a solid tannic spine on the mildly austere, balanced and impressively persistent finish. This almost never drinks well young and the 2012 version will be no exception. Drink 2020+
Domaine Charles Audoin
Rugby-loving Cyril is the 5th generation of Audoins in the commune of Marsannay, the Côte de Nuits’ most northerly appellation covering 400 hectares. Today Marsannay is rightly gaining the recognition it deserves as a fine source of high-quality red wines, not least thanks to Cyril’s efforts, amongst others. Indeed, the commune has 14 lieux-dits which have been proposed to the INAO for a long overdue upgrade to 1er Cru status. Whilst this might not be immediate, it reflects the respect that Marsannay and its best vineyards are rightly held in today.
The most northerly appellation of the Cote d'Or, Marsannay is also the only appellation authorised to produce red, white and rose wine. Only created in 1987, this is an interesting area where quality is improving. Top producers include Bruno Clair, Meo-Camuzet and Denis Mortet.