Château de Marsannay

Marsannay, situated along the Grands Crus Route just minutes from Dijon, is considered as the “Golden gateway of the Côte de Nuits”. The Château de Marsannay is located in the heart of this ancient viticultural village, which has a long history dating back to as early as 630, when its vineyards belonged to the Abbey of Bèze.

The Château de Marsannay Estate owns parcels on the Côte de Nuits bin the villages of Marsannay, Fixin, Gevrey-Chambertin, Vougeot and Vosne-Romanée comprising a total of 34 hectares. The Estate also exploits rented parcels belonging to the Hospices of Dijon located on the Côte de Beaune in the villages of Aloxe-Corton, Savigny-les-Beaune, Beaune, Pommard and Puligny-Montrachet, representing a total surface area of 4 hectares. The vineyard is planted exclusively with the Pinot Noir grape variety for the red and rosé wines, and Chardonnay for the white wines.

Respect for the terroir is the principle on which the vineyard is based. For this reason, no chemical fertilizers are used, and organic additives are tolerated only when necessary to ensure balance and to restructure the soil. In order to maintain this structure as well as the microbiological life of the earth, both topsoil and subsoil are worked by plough. Within the vineyard area of Marsannay, our tendency is to select parcels on the privileged “terroirs” of the middle slope. The vines located on the named places (lieux-dits) of “Champs Perdrix” for whites, or “Les Echezeaux”, “Les Grandes Vignes” and “Le Parterre” for reds, are given specific treatment of the vine, and undergo separate Vinification processes similar to the Estate’s Premiers Crus.