MAISON FRÉDÉRIC MAGNIEN
Frédéric Magnien is a fifth-generation winemaker from Morey-SaintDenis. Learning the craft first from his father, Michel Magnien (of Domaine Michel Magnien), Fred then 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 certified organic.
WINERY: Maison Frédéric Magnien
WINEMAKER: Frédéric Magnien
REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Côte de Nuits • Morey-Saint-Denis
APPELLATION: Bourgogne AOC
BLEND: 100% Chardonnay
VINEYARDS: A blend of fruit from Chambolle-Musigny ‘Les Graviers,’ and juice sourced from Fixin, Marsannay and Meursault.
AGE OF VINES: 20-40 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed full cluster then fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in older French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: A fruity, flavorful older-vine “basic” Bourgogne that combines peerless Chardonnay fruit from vineyards in Chambolle-Musigny, Fixin, Marsannay and crucially, Meursault. The best of all worlds! Aromas of fresh pineapple, blanched almonds, wildflowers. Medium-bodied, silky, lively; far more complex than most Bourgogne Blanc offerings.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: As an aperitif; with fresh seafood or shellfish; roasted chicken with herbs