Maranges is the most southern and least well-known Village in the Cote d'Or. The Maranges appellation actually covers three villages-- Cheilly-les-Maranges, Dezize-les-Maranges and Sampigny-les-Maranges. The villages are old and quaint, bypassed by the hustle and bustle one now sees almost everywhere in the Cote d'Or. It's as if you stepped back 50 or more years in time. It�s an area with a lot of old Pinot vines-- and a secret. Many negociants have been using Maranges in such wines as Cotes de Beaune-Villages and Bourgogne. It was usually the best wine in the blend, adding depth and complexity. What to Look For The reds are rich and quite full-bodied with lots of fruit and a "chewiness" about them.