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.
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.
|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 5 to 15+ 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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