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Domaine des Marrans Jancis Robinson Reviews

ABS Wine Agencies, Wed 27 Jan 2021

Domaine des Marrans Jancis Robinson Reviews

Julia Harding from Jancis Robinson reviews Domaine des Marrans in the article "Beaujolais current releases – mostly 2018 and 2019"


Dom des Marrans, Aux Côtes 2018 Chiroubles
16.5 Points - 13%, Drink 2020  –  2026 

“Lieu-dit of Aux Côtes. 10,000 vines/ha, 40 hl/ha; very stony granite soils, south-facing, advanced sustainable agriculture. Vines 50 years old. Whole-cluster semi-carbonic maceration for 12 days; natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts, gentle extraction. Aged for 12 months in oak vats. Mid crimson. Complex aroma that has not only dark-red fruit and dusty/mineral notes but also a light suggestion of oak spice. Gently chewy texture, cool and fresh in that dark-red fruit. Lively and elegant at the same time. Balanced and complete.” - Julia Harding


Dom des Marrans, Les Marrans 2018 Fleurie
16.5 Points - 13%, Drink 2022  – 2028 

“45-year-old vines. Lieu-dit of Les Marrans, goblet-pruned, decomposed pink granite soils, 45 hl/ha. Manual harvests, whole-bunch semi-carbonic maceration for 13 days, fermentation with native yeasts. Aged for 12 months in oak casks.
Mid greyish crimson. Very pretty in a clearly stemmy/herbal style, but really scented with lovely red fruits. Firmer and more chewy on the palate than I expected but still all in balance. Needs a little more time” - Julia Harding


Dom des Marrans, Lieu-dit Champagne 2018 Fleurie
16.5+ Points - 13%, Drink 2022  – 2028     

“50-year-old vines in the lieu-dit of Champagne, goblet-pruned, 10,000 vines/ha. Very stony pink granite soil, east-facing. Whole-cluster semi-carbonic maceration for 15 days; fermentation with native yeasts, gentle extraction. Aged for 12 months in oak vats.Mid crimson. Lovely fragrance that is utterly Fleurie – scented, gently herbal/stemmy and such pretty red fruit. Evanescent. On the palate, a little firmer and drier than I expected but the harmony is there, it just needs a little longer in bottle to relax.” - Michael Schmidt