Marchand-Tawse is a micro-negociant founded in 2011 by two Canadians with long-time ties to Burgundy and fine winemaking. Quebec native Pascal Marchand moved to Burgundy in 1983 to make wine for estates including Comte Armand’s Clos des Epeneaux and Domaine de la Vougeraie. Fellow Canadian Moray Tawse is a financier who founded a winery in Niagara before also going into business with Pascal Marchand in Burgundy. Together they have acquired village, premier cru and grand cru parcels, and in 2012 purchased the famous Gevrey-Chambertin estate Domaine Maume. Pascal promotes a spirit of collaboration in the cellars with the help of rising stars Mark Fincham and Thomas Dinel. Together, this team has birthed a new fusion style of wine with pure, fresh, elegant, satiny and aromatic burgundies that are both true to their varietal and their terroir. This is a round, plump and attractive Gevrey 1er cru made in a soft and appealing style.