Domaine Michel Magnien Morey Saint Denis 2017 (Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France) - [BH 88-90] - [W&S 91]

Domaine Michel Magnien Morey Saint Denis 2017
(Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France) - [BH 88-90] - [W&S 91]

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About This Wine:
Michel Magnien was born in 1946 and worked alongside his father Bernard from a young age. The Magniens sold their grapes to the local cooperative until 1993 when Michel's son Frédéric joined the family business and persuaded his father to bottle the entire harvest by themselves. Frédéric Magnien began experimenting with organic practices in the late 1990s and the entire production was certified biodynamic by Demeter in 2015.

The domaine’s 45 acres are spread across the villages of Morey-Saint-Denis, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, and Vosne Romanée, with holdings in several premier cru and grand cru vineyards. Wines labeled Domaine Michel Magnien are from vines owned directly by Michel.

Tasting Notes:
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.

Food Pairing:
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.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine:
"Seemingly light and approachable at first, this holds its brightness while developing richness and savory depths as it opens with air. There are some blackberry-seed and coffee edges of bitterness to contrast the soft fruit, lending the wine elegance."

88-90 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Here too the cool, pure and airy nose is comprised by the essence of red fruit, and in particular cherry, cut with hints of earth and rose petal. The middle weight flavors are on the lighter side while the supporting tannins are once again relatively fine on the moderately complex but sneaky long finish. This is a comparatively refined Morey villages that should age well over the mid-term." (Jan 10, 2019)