Boutique Wines

The wines from Domaine Marius Delarche represent what Burgundy can be: both memorable and affordable.

Hidden away in this peaceful valley in the shadow of the noble hill of Corton was certainly the Côte de Beaune’s best-kept secret—gorgeous wines made by an honest winemaker for prices that reminded of decades past.

Delarche Burgundy offers a clarity and purity of flavor that is captivating. Whites are creamy and concentrated, taking a cue from grand cru Corton-Charlemagne; reds are spicy and refined, delicious from the moment they’re bottled to years later, when you pop the cork on a perfectly cellared grand cru.

And while the mantle at Delarche has passed from father to son, the charm and authenticity we found way back then still exists today. The family sadly lost Philippe Delarche, winemaker Etienne Delarche’s father, to cancer in 2007. Etienne had returned home in 2003, after finishing his enology degree in Beaune and completing a series of stages at international wineries, to ease the transition.

Domaine Marius Delarche

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

The family’s few older vines sit at the top of the slope, delivering fruit that is balanced and complex, with a stony, high-altitude edge.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2015Region: BurgundyFermentation Method: Hand-harvested. Destemmed and pressed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged in barrel (100% new) for 14 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.Appellation: CortonAlcohol: 13.5%

Corton-Renardes Grand Cru

Etienne’s father planted these 50-year old vines near the summit of the noble hill of Corton. Brooding and layered, with notes of licorice and peppery spice.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2016Region: BurgundyFermentation Method: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in older French barrels (30% new) for one year. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.Appellation: CortonAlcohol: 13.5%

Pernard-Vergelesses Rouge ‘Les Boutieres’ Vielles Vignes

Winemaker Etienne Delarche selects only older-vine fruit (70 years or older) for this over-performing villages Pinot Noir, which is bordered by premier cru vineyards. Deeper soils means plush, savory fruit.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2016Region: BurgundyFermentation Method: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in older French barrels (10% new) for one year. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.Appellation: Pernard-VergelessesAlcohol: 13 %

Pernard-Vergelesses Rouge 1er Cru ‘Ile de Les Vergelesses’

Perfectly exposed to the southeast, this walled vineyard sits high up on the slope, and with its pure limestone soils, delivers a more refined, layered and complex red Burgundy.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2016Region: BurgundyFermentation Method: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in older French barrels (10% new) for one year. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.Appellation: Pernard-VergelessesAlcohol: 13 %

Pernard-Vergelesses Rouge 1er Cru ‘Les Vergelesses’

Stony, clay-rich soils produce a supple, rich red Burgundy with classic notes of roses and violets with red plum and cherry flavors.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2016Region: BurgundyFermentation Method: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in older French barrels (10% new) for one year. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of blackberry, licorice, violets.Appellation: Pernard-VergelessesAlcohol: 13 %