Catherine & Claude Marechal, Volnay 2019
From a high slope facing Monthelie this is always a superbly high toned wine with a beautiful, very sensual aroma. Gorgeous cherry stone and crushed strawberry with a floral lift and deep mineral depth.On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very soil-driven in personality, with a sappy core of stunning fruit, ripe, seamless tannins and great focus and grip on the very long, very elegant and vibrant finish. Top! AGWI
‘The quality of these wines is nothing short of phenomenal compared to the usual quality of the respective appellations’ Allen Meadows, Burghound
I very much love the style of the wines from Catherine and Claude Maréchal, as they are very classically styled wines that are long on their soil signatures and short on cellar tricks or irrationally exuberant use of new oak. The family does not work with the most exalted of appellations, but I have yet to have an example from Maréchal that was ever anything short of exemplary for its level and village. These are beautifully made wines that deserve a spot in any conscientiously stocked Burgundy cellar and are the absolute Promised Land for those who crave a bit of value in their Burgundy shopping.
John Gilman, A View from the Cellar
Claude Maréchal is a prime example of how the producer should be your first and most important focus in selecting wines. He has but a single premier cru, Les Lavières in Savigny-les-Beaune; other holdings are either Côte de Beaune village or regional appellations, yet he consistently produces wines of outstanding quality.
Claude Kolm, The Fine Wine Review
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region - Volnay
Extra - Cork
Year - 2019
Volume - 750ml