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2015 Marsannay Rouge “Clos du Roy”

Régis Bouvier

2015 Marsannay Rouge “Clos du Roy” Régis Bouvier - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
This Pinot Noir hails from “the king’s vineyard,” so it is only natural to feel and act like a king when imbibing. Try drinking from a big, gold-lined goblet—encrusted with diamonds, if possible. Appreciate the deep ruby color. Pair Clos du Roy with a wild beast slain by a loyal subject (read: your butcher), then roasted and served whole on an extravagant platter over a bed of foraged greens. Devour with gusto, using your hands, all while taking big gulps of this Marsannay, regally downing it until the last drop of cornucopian fruit and rich, gamey complexity. All hail!

Anthony Lynch

$36.00
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Marsannay
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Régis Bouvier
Winemaker: Régis Bouvier
Vineyard: 10 years, .50 ha
Soil: Limestone, marl, clay, stone and gravel
Aging: Aged in barrel for 12-16 months, 30% new oak
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13%

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About Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

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