This 0.51-hectare vineyard is a direct continuation of Maranges' Clos Roussots, divided only by the Maranges premier cru Clos de la Boutières. Vines average 30 years of age, and the oak treatment is in 2nd and 3rd use barrels (with about 15% new oak employed). The tannin is a bit more velvety than that of the Maranges, and the fruit includes cherry and cassis. With aging, some interesting notes of undergrowth add complexity. This wine is an excellent accompaniment to coq au vin or beef tenderloin.
Domaine Maurice Charleux is located in Dezize-les-Maranges, about 4 kilometers southwest of Santenay. It was founded in 1894 by Ferdinand Charleux, who owned just a little over half a hectare of vines. By the time he died in 1924, he had expanded the property to 2 hectares.
A few years later, Ferdinand's son Joseph began a 30-year span of growing the size of the property to 8 hectares. Maurice took over the domaine upon his father's retirement in 1970 and began branding the wines under his name. Nearly 20 years later, his son Vincent began working with his father and, little by little, acquired more plots of vines. Today, the domaine covers just under 10 hectares, of which 85% is Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay. The annual production is approximately 40,000 bottles—a number that is gradually rising. The family still sells a small percentage of their harvest to local négociants.
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