Marsannay is a small appellation in the northern end of the Côte de Nuits, and it produces fine rosés as well as light reds. This well-balanced, fruity red is already approachable, and it offers a juiciness that comes from the raspberry and cherry flavors. Keep it for a couple of years, but also try some soon.
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