Domaine Fiona Leroy Maranges Rouge 2018 75cl
Tasting note: One of the new up-and-coming wine makers in Burgundy. Elegance personified in wine form
Established in the Maranges AOC by the young, and dynamic, producer Fiona Leroy. Moreover, the 2018 is her first vintage. The domaine is situated in the attractive and secluded village of Dezize-Les-Maranges at the most southerly point of the Cote de Beaune. It is one of the region’s most ecologically diverse villages, with woods, pastures, rivers, hills, valleys, livestock farming and wild fauna. Fiona has embraced the sentiment of her environment and carries out all viticultural practices organically and biodynamically- using infusions and decoctions of horn manure, silica, horsetail, nettle and achillea. She only employs manual work in the vines – using a small catapillar tractor for ploughing and all harvesting is by hand. Winemaking is simple, traditional and free from artifice and no new oak is used, in order to preserve the nuances of her individual terroirs. Sulphur dioxide is used sparingly, if at all. The reds are neither fined nor filtered, whilst her whites receive a light filtration only. Maranges Blanc “Au Chene” comes from 40-60 year old vines on a steep, rocky site – giving great minerally tension. The vines of Bourgogne Rouge “Les Foultieres” were planted in 1946 and Maranges Rouges “Sur le Bois” in 1950. Maranges 1er Cru Clos des Loyeres comes from 35-40 year old vines.
Country: France | Region: Maranges | Alcohol: 13% | Grapes: Pinot Noir | Organic | Biodynamic