The Chateaux de Marsannay is one of two original estates located in the heart of a very old winegrowing region, in the northernmost village in the Côte de Nuits of Burgundy. Before any other domaines existed, Château de Marsannay came to be known for delectable wines, treasured from a local to global scale.
In the 16thcentury, the original building was destroyed by the Swiss army during the reign of French King Louis XII, and the current château was rebuilt in the same location. The caves used are modeled on the ancient Cistercian cellars of the Château de Meursault, they spread over two levels and are 30 feet deep.
In a recent overturn in ownership in 2012 by the Halley family, Marsannay underwent a restoration of the vineyards and cellars, now being revived in a fresh take while preserving the distinctive nature of the vineyard. Halley is raising a new standard to the already renowned estate.