- Domaine Charles Audoin
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2028
- Case size
Goedhuis, November 2018
This is one of the village’s greatest sites and a contender for premier cru promotion. It lies in the north of the village, and its clay soils have produced dark, compact, cassis flavours, and fine tannins. The wine has pleasing, salty roundness on the palate and carries off a charming style of Marsannay, with rustic strength and sweet fruit depth.
Burghound, January 2019,
A discreet application of wood sets off the herbal tea and floral-inflected red currant scanted nose. I like the sense of energy and volume to the relatively refined and stony medium-bodied flavors that offer good length on the balanced finish. This is pretty but not especially complex though more depth may well develop. Drnk 2023+
Matt Walls, January 2019
Marsannay is the most northerly of all the Côte de Nuits Village Appellation, and the only one to produce red, white and rosé. It can get forgotten sometimes next to its more illustrious neighbours, but in the hands of top winemakers like Charles’ son Cyril Audoin it can be well worth seeking out. Representing the fifth generation of winemakers in the family, he holds true to traditional ways of working with the aim of best expressing his various terroirs. His Marsannay ‘Les Longeroies’ 2017 has a perfect sense of ripeness: not too little, not too much. It draws you in with perfumed raspberry fruit, then a determined acidity brings focus on the palate, all balanced with appealing sweet ripeness of fruit. A fine, pure and silky Marsannay. Incidentally, his Marsannay ‘Clos du Roy’ 2017 is equally as good, and stylistically just a little weightier and darker in fruit. Both are worth tracking down.
Domaine Charles Audoin
Charles’s son Cyril has for years been instrumental in raising the quality and the reputation of the Marsannay appellation. With his new cellar now fully operational, he can realise the full potential of his excellent fruit grown in this underrated appellation. This domaine offers terrific consistency and excellent value for money in the northern Côte de Nuits.
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.