Philippe Colin Maranges 2006
Maranges is the southernmost wine-producing commune of the Cote de Beaune in Burgundy, taking its name from the three villages within its catchment area: Cheilly-les-Maranges, Dezize-les-Maranges and Sampigny-les-Maranges. The Maranges appellation produces medium-bodied red wines from Pinot Noir, which are best consumed within a few years of vintage. White wines made from Chardonnay are permitted under the appellation laws, but are produced only in very small quantities.
While not the most highly regarded of Burgundy’s communes, Maranges has a handful of Premier Cru vineyards clustered together between the villages, which run contiguously with those of neighboring Santenay, to the east. The soils here are still reminiscent of those further up the Cote d’Or escarpment, containing a relatively high level of limestone and clay.