Marsannay: Frédéric Magnien 'Coeur d'Argile' 2019

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.

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Tasting Notes

'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.

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, Mushrooms, Pheasant and Game
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2019
Cellarage This wine should cellar well for at least a decade 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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