Regis Bouvier Marsanney Rouge "Les Longeroies" 2015
Régis Bouvier in Marsannay achieves a rare hat trick in Burgundy, the mastering of all three colors–red, white and rosé, through reasonable yields and high quality terroirs. Bouvier makes the best Burgundian rosé that we have ever tasted, his whites are delicious, with their own particular character completely unlike other Chardonnays from Burgundy, and his reds are his crowning achievement, managing to be wild and exciting while refined and elegant at the same time.
A note on Marsannay:
The winemaking history of Marsannay runs centuries deep, as far back to the 14th century when the Ducs of Bourgogne preferred Marsannay above other villages. Régis Bouvier’s two parcels are adjoining—the Clos du Roy is on the slope and Les Longeroies is between the slope and the valley floor.
Marsannay Rouge Les Longeroies “Vieilles Vignes”:
• 20-day long, temperature-controlled maceration in concrete vats
• Wines are aged in oak barrels, with a rotation of some newer barrels for the reds
• Les Longeroies means “alongside the king”
• Aged in barrel for 12-16 months, 30% new oak