- Domaine Charles Audoin
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2034
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, December 2021
A fine location in the village and one of the contenders for Ier Cru promotion. Les Longeroies lies in the north of the village, and the water-retaining clay soils were clearly an important factor in this vineyard’s success during the drier months of 2020. Shining bright purple colour, with impressive fruit compote flavours. This is a very relaxed style, with a juicy central core of sweet dark fruits, the tannins are fine and contribute to the harmonious finish.
Burghound, January 2022,
Slightly riper yet still appealingly fresh aromas reflect notes of liqueur-like dark currant, warm earth and a touch of anise. The delicious middle weight flavors possess a caressing and velvety texture, all wrapped in a bitter pit fruit-inflected finale that is just as persistent but not quite as complex, at least not yet. Drink 2028+. Outstanding.
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.