Morey-Saint-Denis: Frédéric Magnien 2019
From fruit grown close to the Domaine, a relative rarity - a Morey-Saint-Denis at village level (uniquely most of the appellation is dominated by Premier- and Grand Cru sites). It shows blackberry and clove on the nose and features a succulent, dark, almost balsamic core with lovely floral nose and excellent minerality.
Located between Chambolle-Musigny to the south and Gevrey-Chambertin to the north, Morey-Saint-Denis is a village known for its Grand Crus ('Clos de Lambrays', 'Clos de Tart' and 'Bonnes Mares' amongst others) rather than its remarkable number of small Premier Crus. This village wine is made from organically-certified vines from a number of 'lieu-dits' ('Les Cognées', 'Clos Solon', 'Bas Chenevery', 'Les Crais' and 'Clos des Ormes' planted at the lower end of the east-facing slopes of the appellation. The soils are limestone-clay soils with some small white pebbles ('petits cailloux blancs').
|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|
|Cellarage||This wine should cellar well for 5 to 10+ years from vintage.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
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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