Marsannay: Frédéric Magnien 'Coeur d'Argile' 2017
From the most northerly AOC in the Côtes de Nuits, Frédéric's 2017 Marsannay is bright and black cherry-scented with a sappy texture and great acidity.
'Coeur d'Argile' loosely translates as 'heart of clay' and refers to the clay-rich soils at the foot of the Marsannay slopes. This clay content gives the wine good structure, rich fleshy fruit and precise tannins which help it age.
|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|
|Cellarage||This wine should cellar well for at least a decade 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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