Château de Marsannay is located at the heart of the vineyards and at the gates of Dijon city.
Olivier Halley, Château de Marsannay’s owner and passionate about Burgundy wines, is one of the Great Patrons and Founders of Climats de Bourgogne Association classified by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage on the 4th of July, 2015. Château de Marsannay bears the name of the village that hosts it. The estate owns 28 hectares on the best “climats” of the Marsannay appellation, which has done a classification request for 13 of those plots of land. Château de Marsannay presents wealthy terroirs with plots in Chambertin, Ruchottes-Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Bel-Air, Champeaux and Vosne-Romanée En Orveaux… It also operates all the vines owned by the Hospices de Dijon in Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune.
A perfect respect of the grapes, combined with a balance between a traditional method and modern technology, ensure the mastery of plot by plot vinification. The vines located on the plots of vineyards Champs Perdrix, Les Longeroies, Le Parterre, Les Echezots, Clos de Jeu, Les Favières, Clos du Roy, Les Crais de Chêne, Croisettes, Champeaux, Bel-Air, En Orveaux and the Grand Cru plots are subject to a specific work and to a separate vinification to meet the quality requirements.
THE VINIFICATION OF RED WINES
After a complete de-stemming, the berries are placed in temperature-controlled stainless steel or wooden vats for a perfect cold maceration of Pinot Noir. Every day during fermentation, several punching of the cap and pumping over are performed for a complete and perfect extraction. At the end of vatting, the marc is gently squeezed in the vertical press.
THE VINIFICATION OF THE WHITE WINES
The pneumatic press allows a slow and progressive extraction of the juices. After a static cold settling of the must during a dozen hours, the must begins its fermentation in a barrel or vat at the right temperature to preserve the aromas of the Chardonnay. The wine is then aged in oak barrels or vats.