Could the prestige of this Grand Cru be due to the work of man or the protection of the gods ? Some think that the names comes from the verb " marer " which meant " cutlivate ", whilst others assert that the " appellation " originated in the bas-reliefs found on the site representing the mother goddesses, or "Bonnes Mères" who protected the harvest. In 1996, Bouchard Père & Fils acquired 24 "ares" at Chambolle-Musigny and now produces a little over 1000 bottles of this wine per year.
Remarkably refined bouquet of fruit and spices combined with hint of oak. Dense on the palate, this wine envelops its structure with superb flesh. Very good ageing potential.
'The Bouchard holding is in the form of long rows covering both colours of soil but the white soil part is currently pulled out for replanting. Massively dense purple colour with an excellent weight of fruit on the nose, not too clumsy. Plums and bramble jelly. Brilliantly intense on the palate, more plump fruit than savoury, but it is inherently balanced at the finish. Balanced tannins.' - 93-97 points. Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
- Pinot Noir