Literally, the playing field, Le Clos de Jeu is the best known vineyard in Marsannay. This wine, from the chateau owned by Patriarche Père et Fils of Beaune, is light, easy to drink, but also has attractive ripe plum skin flavors. With its layer of tannin, it could age for a few years.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.