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2015 Coillot Marsannay Charme au Pretres

A Bargain in Delicious Affordable Red Burgundy becomes even more so
November 19, 2018

 

Christophe-Coillot

  

"Marsannay offers some of the best value-for-money red Burgundy and should be on all restaurant wine lists as the go-to food friendly Pinot Noir. This domaine is one to watch: Coillot’s style is quite classic but also very seductive – and it won’t break the bank either" Decanter

Christophe Coillot makes terroir-driven wines as naturally as possible, with the least amount of intervention in the vineyard. The estate practices sustainable farming and does not use insecticides, pesticides, or herbicides. Harvest is done by hand, and there is no addition of yeasts, enzymes, or any chaptalization.  A cool fermentation to preserve the fruit is followed by 18 months of aging in older oak barrels.

We liked all his 2015s, and offered some including this single vineyard wine at $35. The importer then came to us with an offer we couldn't refuse, the same wine we had liked but at 25.99 the bottle, 21.99 by the case. 

It was even better the second time we tasted it, really ripe and mature with the beginnings of the burnished patina of age. This is very nice mid-weight Pinot Noir to drink now.

2015 Domaine Coillot Marsannay Charme aux Pretres; Color: dark, rather dense, clean, ; Aroma: clean, nutty, vivacious with the beginning of secondary notes; Mouth: clean nicely aging herbal rich smooth, mouth filling, heady, dense spiced plum fruit; Very Good Plus 25.99; Mixed Case, 23.39; Case, 21.99

 

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