Côte de Nuits-Villages: Frédéric Magnien 'Croix Violette' 2018
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.
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).
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Côte de Nuits|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Pinot Noir|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pheasant and Game, Pork|
|Cellarage||This wine should cellar well for 5 to 7 years from vintage.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
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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