MARCHAND TAWSE 2020 SPOTLIGHT 6 PACK
The collaboration of Pascal Marchand with another Canadian, Moray Tawse of the Tawse Winery in Niagara, one of Canada's most recognized wineries, gave birth to the new Maison Marchand-Tawse in 2011. And at last Pascal Marchand has all the pieces of the puzzle lined up. This promises to be an extraordinary adventure!
Read about the 2020 Vintage
The jewels of Marchand-Tawse includes 1 bottle of each:
Marchand-Tawse Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Lavieres' 2020
‘Les Lavieres’ sits below the ‘Les Vergelesses’ on well-drained lava-like limestone (hence ‘Lavieres’). The wine is Savigny delicate, but generous, with a structure and balance based on fine tannins. Ruby red, ample and suave, this is a Savigny with aging potential and lots of youthful charm. Your choice.
Marchand-Tawse Nuits St Georges 2020
This village Nuits St Georges is an assemblage of three parcels, 'Les Allots' and 'Aux Lavieres' on the northern side of town nearer to Vosne-Romanee; and 'Les Maladieres' on the south side of town. The wine is ruby and bright with the fresh berry of youth, but with a structure that shows Pascal Marchand's judicious use of oak with light, sweet toast. Charming now, but will age beautifully.
Marchand-Tawse Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2020
From the first whiff you know there is substance here. The nose is so expressive and full of black fruit. There’s great tannic structure, but well integrated. There’s charm. fresh, soft and spicy. And what you find in the nose lingers to a long delicate finish.
Marchand-Tawse Monthelie 2020
Rich purple, this 1er cru Fremiets delivers an intensity of ripe deep cherry and dark raspberry fruit. This supple intensity continues through on the palate and there remains a nice acidity to maintain an excellent balance through to a fine clean long finish.
Marchand-Tawse Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Vergelesses' Blanc 2020
Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru ‘Les Vergelesses’ sits, you guessed it, in the northeast part of Savigny where the valley butts up to the Pernand-Vergelesses premier cru vineyard of the same name. It’s a bit confusing, especially when you add in another premier cru called ‘Ile des Vergelesses which, you guessed it again, sits in the middle of the other two. Steep, south-facing limestone soil with a very chalky make up yields wine of complex minerality and freshness. 25% new oak lets the fruit and flowers sing.
Marchand-Tawse Bourgogne Blanc 2020
From parcels around Savigny-les Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses and the Hautes Cotes de Nuits, this is a cuvee designed to show Pascal Marchand’s vision of Chardonnay. Floral, with that Corton Mountain minerality, great acidity that makes it mouth-wateringly juicy and open. It’s ready. A lovely image of white from the middle reaches of the Cote d’Or.