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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Marsannay, northernmost appellation of the Côte de Nuits district of the côte d’or (see map under burgundy). It is unique in Burgundy for having appellation contrôlée status for red, white, and pink wines. The vineyards of Couchey and Chenove are included with those of Marsannay. Prior to 1987, the wines were sold as generic bourgogne followed by the specification Marsannay or Rosé de Marsannay. The latter style of wine is a speciality of the village pioneered in 1919 by Joseph Clair and taken up by the local co-operative. Leading producers are Audoin, Bouvier, Bruno Clair, Fournier, and Sylvain Pataille.