Full of red cherry and currant fruit with earth, mineral and spice complementing the harmonious structure in this elegant red. Tight and focused as the fruit and mineral notes linger on the palate. Pair with squab, quail, roasted meats, truffle and mushro
It should come as no surprise to anyone that has been following our Burgundy department for any length of time that we are fully on board and in love with the wines from Marchand-Tawse. The wines are polished without being buffed completely out of recognition; they speak of place but skip a chunk of that awkward baby talk phase and are often ready to drink upon release. That isn’t to say they won’t get better with time, they will for sure but the need to age the wines to make them drinkable, that is never an issue with this winery. Mark Fincham is the lead winemaker for the wines from Gevrey-Chambertin and his deft hand is showing all over this wine. Beautiful earth notes of dried leaves, mossy bark, underbrush along with some sexy cooked red fruit and spice. Assertive right upfront with a body that spreads across the palate and leaves a stain. Beautiful texture and power here. Decant before serving, let this wine stretch its long legs before jumping in. You will be rewarded greatly for it.
Domaine Maume has been a producer in Gevrey-Chambertin for generations, and it is known for its profound Pinot Noirs from the better collections of vineyards in the village. In 2011, the property was purchased by Canadian entrepreneur Moray Tawse, who, along with partner and fellow Canadian Pascal Marchand, has introduced new energy and practices. The first and foremost of these is their implementation of natural farming practices. One thing is for certain - these expat Canadians are producing exceptional Burgundy wines - clean, vibrant and soulful.
Pascal Marchand arrived in Burgundy in 1983, and quickly established his reputation as a passionate winemaker dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming practices. He and Tawse worked quickly to get domaine Maume’s organic certification (2015), and have done the same with their other vineyard sites acquired for their Marchand-Tawse négociant label. Under Pascal Marchand’s watchful eye, the vineyard is now worked by horse and plow - it is certified organic, with biodynamic preparations incorporated following the lunar calendar. No fining or filtration.
Vineyards are on clay limestone soils and vines have an average age of 40 years.