Terroir diversity


Golden gateway to the renowned vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, the Marsannay appellation, including three communes, Chenôve, Marsannay-la-Côte and Couchey, covers an area of 532 hectares to the south of Dijon, with 301 hectares classified as "Marsannay village” (red, white and rosé), and 231 hectares as "Marsannay rosé".

The Marsannay appellation is very often followed by the name of the "climat” or "lieu-dit”. Fourteen of our best terroirs are currently asked for "Premier Cru” level recognition.

Pinot Noir grapes are used to produce Red Marsannay and Rosés, while Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc are used to produce the White Marsannay. wines.

Village (red, rosé and white) : 301 ha

White : 1968 hl

Red :  8620 hl

Rosé :  1655hl

Village Rosé : 231 ha

Bourgogne :79 ha

Yearly production (2009): 12243 hl

Assigned area

Three colours that mirror the thousand shining facets of the terroir

Floral, mineral,  White Marsannay wines explore the range wholerange of citrus fruits and white flowers (hawthorn, locust tree...). The palate, often full and round, leads towards a well-developed mineral framework, full of length.

Delicate, fruity rosés wines The Marsannay appellation possesses a fine example of the Burgundian cultural exception : rosé wines made up of aromatic freshness and harmony, gorged with fresh red fruits so typical of
Pinot Noir.

The palate, whith an oily acidity, is reinforced by the finesse of specific grape variety aromas.

These wines can be appreciated young for their freshness, but they are also able to challenge time with splendour thanks to a true potential for ageing.

Deep, velvety  Red Marsannay wines are intense in colour, with an expressive bouquet of red (morello cherry,
strawberry...) and black fruits (blackcurant, blueberry...). The attack on the palate is powerful and full-bodied, and harmonizes into an oily finish with good length



Carte des appellations de Marsannay





Etudes et cartes :
Françoise Vannier-Petit
Photographies :
Françoise Vannier-Petit,
Valérie Huguenot Office de tourisme du canton de Gevrey-Chambertin