Region: Burgundy, France
Variety: Pinot Noir
Claude Marechal makes his wines as naturally as possible, taking his inspiration from his late friend Henri Jayer who he trained with early in his career. His wines are pure and sleek with vibrant fruit and great potential to age. These wines are available in very limited quantities but are something you should definitely have in your cellar.
No chemical fertilisers are used and the harvest is handpicked each vintage, Claude says he is usually the last in each appellation to pick which shows on the ripe fruited nature of his wines. After harvest the bunches are sorted by hand and gently de-stemmed before vinification using natural yeasts.
Aromatically this is always a gorgeous highly sensual wine; in 2017 it displays a very high toned and attractive blend of cherries, plum, strawberries and a gentle floral top note. On the palate the wine is pure, medium-bodied and very perfumed with good sappiness at the core, very refined tannins, bright acids and excellent focus and grip on the long, tangy and complex finish. One to bring a smile and it is superb. Notes from the importer