- Domaine Charles Audoin
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2028
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, November 2020
A superb location in the appellation and a contender for Premier Cru promotion. Les Longeroies lies in the north of the village, and its water retaining clay soils proved invaluable in the drier summer months of 2019. Shining bright purple colour with autumnal aromas of freshly picked damsons. Bright, pure Pinot characters, this is a very approachable style with a gentle touch of tannic grip. A lovely kernel of fresh currant flavours on the finish. Excellent.
Burghound, January 2021,
Touches of herbal tea, earth, the sauvage and a hint of spice add very nice range to the cool aromas of red cherry, red currant and discreet floral wisps. The rich, vibrant and well-detailed flavors possess excellent depth and even better persistence on the firmly structured finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. Outstanding Top value. Drink: 2027+
Wine Advocate, January 2021,
Soaring from the glass with aromas of raspberries, plums, rose petals, violets and spices, the 2019 Marsannay Les Longeroies is medium to full-bodied, layered and perfumed, with lively acids, velvety tannins and a long, perfumed finish. This is one of the most sensual, elegant renditions of Les Longeroies that I've tasted from Audoin.
Jasper Morris MW, August 2020,
From several plots in the middle and northern end of Longeroies, which according to Cyril have been coping better with dry conditions than the southern part of Longeroies which has stony alluvial soil. Rich mid purple, ripe raspberry, a more lactic style of wood here, softer all round than the Clos du Roy. 3 star
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.