“The Marsannay roses, made from pinot noir, are among the very best in the world with clean, fresh, crisp fruit and flavourswith solid balancing acidity and a bone dry finish.” Allen Meadows aka Burghound.
While many folks automatically think Provence when it comes to French rosé, the country produces plenty of wonderful examples. Marsannay in Northern Burgundy is the only village in the region to produce wines of all three colours. Now exported around the world, Marsannay rosé is recognised not as a novelty, but as a serious wine destined for the dinner table. Ice cubes need not apply. Think of it as a pale, delicious Burgundy.
Phillippe Collotte is currently producing some of the most striking wines from the Côte de Nuits. His rosé is gorgeously fresh and balanced and boasts fragrances of stone fruit, strawberries, and citrus. The depth of red berry fruits on the palate is a roller-coaster experience, finishing up with a dry and lip-smacking acid note