WINE WEDNESDAY: 2012 Domaine Bart Marsannay

WINE WEDNESDAY: 2012 Domaine Bart Marsannay 150 150 David Rosengarten

2012 Domaine Bart Marsannay, Les Saint Jacques, Burgundy, France ($38)DomaineBart1

Wow! This village in the extreme north of the Côte de Nuits (like, north of Gevrey-Chambertin) never used to make wine this good. But I love this Marsannay! And if you’re enthralled with the lightness of Red Burgundy, and the way complex Pinot Noir flavors can soar above the lightness…you may be enthralled too! Light-hued ruby-red in the glass. Gorgeous Pinot nose, with, if my guess is correct, lots of wood-inflected spice: nutmeg, clove, etc., with a little roast coffee to back up the wood barrel theory. The nose has more mass appeal than the palate…because the wine is extremely light-textured in the mouth…and some California-style wine-lovers won’t know what to make of it. But it will appeal mightily to Burgundy geeks! Great carry-over of spice aromas, wonderfully jumpy acidity, the whole converging on the finish with smoothness, surprising depth, and the slightest touch of structure.


This is red bistro wine non pareil: charcuterie, frisée salad, garlic sausage with potato salad, roast chicken, etc. Boffo!

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