Morey-Saint-Denis: Frédéric Magnien 'Herbuottes' 2016

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). From the much lauded 2016 vintage, it shows blackberry and clove on the nose and features a succulent, dark, almost balsamic core.

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Tasting Notes

From organically-certified vines planted at the foot of the north-eastern slopes of the village on iron-rich, limestone-clay soils. 'Herbuottes' translates as 'grassy' and refers to the blanket of grass covering the rows between the vines.

About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionBurgundy, Côte de Nuits
Grape Variety (Cépage)Pinot Noir
Food & Wine MatchingLamb, Pheasant and Game
CellarageThis wine should cellar well for 5 to 15+ 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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