Domaine Huguenot 2019 Marsannay Rouge
Domaine Huguenot 2019 “Heritage” Marsannay Rouge
Pairs with: Ostrich steaks
Good for: Chilly summer nights in during a summer thunderstorm.
Grape: Pinot Noir
I am from: Burgundy, France
The story: The Huguenots can trace their history in Marsannay and working in the vines back to 1789. Two generations ago Domaine Huguenot was quite modest in size. Philippe Huguenot’s grandparents ran a domaine of just two-three hectares. It was Philippe’s father, Jean-Louis Huguenot, who began buying more land. During his years at the helm of the domaine – from 1968 to 1993 – it grew to 17 hectares. Currently, the domaine is run by Philippe. He has taken the bold step of taking all twenty-two hectares (twelve in Marsannay, six in Fixin, and four in Gevrey) into organic production (the conversion was completed in 2010). They obtained the Ecocert certification in 2013. They are working the soils like an « haûte couture » manufacturer. They do everything by hand in the vineyards. They let the wines express their “terroir” the most natural way possible.
Why you’ll love me: Red Marsannay wines are intense in colour, with an expressive bouquet of red (morello cherry, strawberry) and black (blackcurrant, blueberry) fruits. The taste is powerful and full-bodied which mellows to a rich finish with good length.