Gevrey-Chambertin: Frédéric Magnien 'Vieilles Vignes' 2020
From 55+ year-old vines across 4 plots on limestone-dominated soils, this classic Gevrey’ shows an earthy complexity with firm but approachable tannins. It is a superb example of the appellation, forward enough to be drunk with great pleasure in the short term but sturdy enough for successful cellaring. Certified organic.
From limestone-clay soils over well-drained gravel beds from the lieu-dits of Clos Prieur-Bas, Les Epointures, Champ-Chenys, and Les Seuvrées - these soils give good structure to the finished wine.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Côte de Nuits|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Pinot Noir|
|Food & Wine Matching||Duck, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pheasant and Game|
|Cellarage||This wine should cellar well for 7 to 10+ 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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