2016 Maison Frederic Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux-Saint-Jacques 1er Cru

Year: 2016
Appellation: Cote d' Nuits
Country: France
Vinous Media: 91-93
Burghound: 91-93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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"(the yield was normal here): Dark, saturated red. Wild dark fruits complemented by a subtle floral quality on the vibrant nose and palate. Juicy, savory, intense wine, at once concentrated and pliant. The refreshing finish shows fine-grained tannins and rising violet-tinged length. As relaxed as this wine is, it's not a bit lacking in structure." (VM)

"This too is overtly sauvage on the smoked meat, dark currant and humus-suffused nose. There is a bit more size, weight and muscle to the bigger-bodied flavors that flash plenty of minerality on the driving, well-detailed and impressively lengthy finish that is balanced but quite firmly structured. Patience." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Frédéric Magnien is a fifth-generation winemaker from Morey-Saint-Denis. Learning the craft first from his father, Michel Magnien (of Domaine Michel Magnien), Fred also traveled to hone his talents in other fine wine regions before returning home and starting his own négociant domaine in his native village. Magnien differentiates himself from other négociants in that he works closely with partner growers throughout the growing season, selecting only older-vine parcels cared for to his exacting standards. His own teams pick the grapes at harvest, a further qualitative step. The vineyards Magnien works with are now either certified organic or in the process of conversion

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