Marsannay is the only Burgundian village granted a rosé appellation. There’s also white, but Marsannay’s main focus is red. The wines are frank, meaning rough around the edges. The color is copious and the aromas are packed with earth and game. Drink most within a few years of vintage.
Pour: Domaine Collotte 2009 Marsannay Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
Dense and layered nose: forest floor, boysenberry and super-ripe black plum. Chunky tannins, marked acidity and lingering finish.