2015 Pinot Noir (Marsannay) VVDomaine Collotte
Created in 1987, the Marsannay Villages appellation is a relatively new one in Burgundy but an ancient and well respected source of fine wine. Located on the southern outskirts of Dijon at the northern end of the Côte de Nuits, Marsannay missed out when the first Villages appellations were handed out in 1930. But it wasn’t because the terroir was deemed inferior. It was simply that there was very little Chardonnay or Pinot Noir planted.
“Young Philippe Collotte is one of the several new stars of Marsannay”
— Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate.
2015 Marsannay Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
Made from old vines and in most years is a blend of five individual vineyards in Marsannay: Les Etalles, Les Grasses Têtes, Les Favières, En Combereau and Les Boivins. 100% de-stemmed and matured 50% in tank and 50% in barrels. Isabelle Collotte favours a lighter vinification to produce a finer, fresher style for early to mid-term drinking. Fresh and lively on the palate with particularly fine tannins. A delight to drink in the first 5 years.