The wines produced in this region are primarily red wines made from the Pinot Noir grape variety and white wines made from the Chardonnay grape variety. Maranges 1er Cru is considered to be a top-tier wine-growing area within the region, meaning that its wines are considered to be of exceptional quality. The wines from this region are typically aged for a longer period of time, which helps to develop their complex aromas and flavours.
The Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) of Maranges 1er Cru was established in 1980. Wines from this AOC must be made from vineyards that are classified as 1er cru, or “first growth,” and must follow strict regulations regarding vineyard management, winemaking techniques, and grape yields.