2018 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Cuvee Charlie Blanc Cote de Nuits France
Cyril Audoin is part of the next generation from renowned winemaking families, and his energetic, outgoing personality is a refreshing counterpoint to wines that are among the most serious in their appellation. Cyril’s father, Charles, was a visionary in the Burgundy region, as he’d already selected and vinified the best parcels in the 1970s, before Marsannay was even an appellation. He and his wife, Marie-Françoise, an oenologist, began their domaine in Marsannay-la-Cote, in 1972.
Cyril is the fifth generation to join the family business. He continues his parents’ commitment to producing fine red, white and rosé Marsannays, primarily from single vineyards, that are well-structured and wonderfully mineral.
Notes of pear, green apple, orange oil and nutmeg introduce the 2018 Marsannay Cuvée Charlie Blanc, a medium to full-bodied, supple and succulent white that’s elegantly textural but racy and precise. This has turned out very well and is well worth seeking out.
Rated 92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate