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Côte de Nuits-Villages: Frédéric Magnien 'Croix Violette' 2017

From plots in the village of Brochon (just north of Gevrey-Chambertin), this Côte de Nuits-Villages is fantastic value. The flavour profile has a little more red cherry fruit than its sibling Marsannay with an expressed minerality, supple mouthfeel and crisp acidity.

Bottle
£24.95
Bottle (Case)
£299.40
Tasting Notes

Planted on dry limestone-clay soils over well-drained gravels, this lieu-dit refers to a cross as it is next to a former monastery or 'Clos' (walled vineyard).

About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Grape Variety (Cépage) Pinot Noir
Food & Wine Matching Lamb, Pheasant and Game
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2017
Cellarage This wine should cellar well for 5 to 7 years from vintage.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 13
Producer

Frédéric Magnien

Frédéric Magnien is based in his family domaine in Morey-Saint-Denis in the Côte de Nuits and has been developing his reputation as one of the sharpest and most meticulous winemakers in the Côte d'Or. Frédéric sources grapes from a selection of superb vineyards in Morey', Chambolle' and Gevrey' with a strong commitment to biodynamics and a 'hands-off' approach to vinification. From 2015 onwards, he has aged a number of his wines in terracotta 'jarres' in order to emphasise terroir and purity, used only indigenous yeast for fermentation and cut down his use of oak.

 

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