In 2012 the Château de Marsannay
was acquired by the Halley family, who also own the Château de Meursault (Côte de Beaune). Eager to tap the full potential of the estate, Olivier Halley made significant investments in the vineyards and winery.
The property covers almost 34 hectares (84 acres), with parcels as far north as the Montre-Cul appellation in Dijon and down to the Clos de Vougeot, and the team of the Château de Marsannay also works almost 4 hectares (10 acres) of vineyards that are rented from the Hospices de Dijon. They follow lutte raisonnée, with constant care to control yields and optimize the quality of their grapes. A team of 100 harvesters gathers the grapes by hand.
The traditional Burgundian vaulted cellars of the Château de Marsannay are paved with stones from Meuilley, a small nearby village in the Arrière-Côte. Modeled after the Cistercian cellars of the Château de Meursault, they occupy two levels that descend 9 meters (30 feet) below ground. Here, the château's wines are matured at a constant temperature of 15°C (59°F), and the cellar floors are regularly watered to maintain optimal humidity. The cellars hold about 500 barrels of wine and up to 400,000 bottles.
More informations on the website Château de Marsannay