In the glass, the wine shines ruby, with flickers of pink and purple on the rim. On the nose, the aromas are heady and deep: crushed raspberries, cherries, sweet green and rose into pink peppercorn and juicy purple plum. The palate is sheer, all-inclusive of its stimulating aromatics, rolled-out in the silk of Fleurie. There is mouthwatering acidity, which speaks as minerality and colorfully animates the wine into its long finish.
An unhurried ‘whole-bunch’ fermentation with careful and minimal movement of the wine in the cellar define Les Marrans style in an exceptional Gamay vintage. The Domaine des Marrans cellar contains breathable cement and large 20-year old barrels.
Pairings: roasted turkey, pork, duck, grilled lamb, poultry