Domaine Michel Magnien
Michel Magnien Morey-Saint-Denis 2016
Domaine Michel Magnien has evolved into a Burgundy producer of a singular style and philosophy from cellars located in the village of Morey-Saint-Denis. In 1993, Frederic Magnien persuaded his father Michel to begin domaine bottling. The domaine is now certified biodynamic by Demeter and the wines are produced without the use of new oak.
The domaine's 45 acres are spread across the villages of Morey-Saint-Denis, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, and Vosne Romanee, with holdings in several premier cru and grand cru vineyards. These include the grand crus Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint-Denis, and Charmes-Chambertin. Frederic Magnien maintains an average vine age of 50 years.
Morey-Saint-Denis is a cuvee of four vineyards that lie near the D974, Clos Solon, Chenevery, Les Crais, and Les Cognees. Most of these sites have heavier soils without stones which Frederic believes results in less structure but a more generously textured palate. The wine was aged entirely in used, Burgundian piece.
The wines of Morey-Saint-Denis are often said to combine the structure of Gevrey-Chambertin with the perfume of Chambolle-Musigny. This Morey-Saint-Denis shows fresh red berries on the nose with notes of violets, spice, and earth. Old vines and heavier soils give this wine weight and richness on the palate.
Red Burgundy might be the world's most flexible food wine. The wine's high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food-friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Vintages may vary by location; we will ship the most current vintage in stock.