Notable: Lutte Raisonnée (on track to becoming fully organic) , Imported by Kermit Lynch
Winery: "Maranges is the southernmost appellation in the Côte de Beaune, and its reds have a long history of overachieving. From ancient Pinot vines farmed with great care and precision high on these south-facing slopes, the Regnaudots make deep, structured, powerhouse reds that taste much more expensive than they are. One of the appellation’s staunch traditionalists, Didier Regnaudot opts for long macerations without adding cultured yeast, and eschews fining and filtration to protect the pulpous flesh that coats his wines’ chewy tannins. The lieu-dit La Fussière yields a thick, dense Pinot Noir with the guts to age like the Maranges of old, but with enough voluptuous fruit to provide pleasure in the near term."