Pinot Noir * 37.5cl * 13% ABV * Burgundy, France
Frédéric Magnien is the winemaker at this 5 hectare family domaine in Morey-Saint-Denis. He is also the winemaker for his burgeoning high-end négociant business, set up in 1995, and now handling some 500 barrels a year. His grapes are sourced from local Côte de Nuits colleagues, who share the same outlook as Frédéric – farming old vines organically (and often bio-dynamically) to produce naturally low yields.
This Gevrey-Chambertin is an example of Frédéric’s grape sourcing expertise and is made with hand-picked, hand-sorted and de-stemmed grapes, with 12 months’ élevage in oak barrels before being bottled un-fined and un-filtered. A robust, rich and full-blooded style of Gevrey-Chambertin, this is drinkable now with game and red meats, yet will also cellar for at least a further five years.