Côte de Nuits-Villages: Frédéric Magnien 'Croix Violette' 2020

From plots in the village of Brochon (just north of Gevrey-Chambertin), this Côte de Nuits-Villages wine 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.

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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
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionBurgundy, Côte de Nuits
Grape Variety (Cépage)Pinot Noir
Food & Wine MatchingChicken and Turkey, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pheasant and Game, Pork
CellarageThis wine should cellar well for 5 to 7 years from vintage.
Alcohol By Volume (%)13

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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