A throwback style with rustic, savory fruit, hearty structure, and quiet complexity.
Cyril Audoin (son of Charles) is the 5th generation to make wine in Marsannay. They are one of the major figures in the elevation of Marsannay, both legally as an appellation (1987) and in terms of quality (ongoing).
Marsannay is a bit of an enigma in terms of Burgundy appellations. It is an appellation without any historical pedigree which has, nonetheless, attracted some major talent (Trapet, Bruno Clair, Fournier, Sylvain Pataille, just to name a few). But, for me, Charles Audoin is Marsannay and Marsannay is Charles Audoin. They capture the full-bodied, take-it-or-leave-it, cellar-worthy style which speaks to an older era of Burgundy. No window dressing here. They don’t pretty it up. These wines grab you by the collar and don’t care whether or not you like them. They are honest, down-home, and immensely satisfying.