Sunday, August 5, 2007
Marsannay Les Longeroies Grand Vin Burgundy 2002
Once again a few members of Tex and Gidget's crew got together at Marche Bacchus for our usual lunch and blind wine. The Chef chose the wine and it was brought to the table decanted. In the glass, this wine was light to medium bodied and burgundy in color. The age ring indicated it could be from the 2002-2003 vintage. On the nose , there was an immediate aroma of cherry that jumped out followed by strawberry and slight hint of earth and musk. The taste confirmed the nose with cherry being very prominent followed by strawberry and finishing with a hint of spice. Two members of the group immediately indicated they thought this was a Burgundy from France. Other members suggested this could be a Sangiovese. The bottle was reveled to us as a Marsannay Les Longeroies Grand Vin Burgundy Cote d Or 2002. Of note , In 1987 the Marsannay Appellation became the first new Appellation established in the Cote d Or area since the 1930's. The village of Marsannay is located at the northern end of France's Burgundy region. This Burgundy in my opinion was well balanced and would go well with almost any meal. Congratulations to the two people in the group who got this one right on the nose !