DOMAINE FRÉDÉRIC MAGNIEN
Frédéric Magnien is part of this residue of so-called "modernist" winegrowers where Pinot has kept dark colors and where the terroir is often expressed more by power than by finesse. For many years, he produced very colorful wines, sometimes concentrated at the limit of overextraction, with dominating oak. The estate seems to have taken a slight step backwards; the 2011 vintage marks a turning point in the production of wines, certainly still robust, but much better balanced. So much the better because this producer has a range of very fine grands crus.
The wines: we will feast with the two morey-saint-denis. Clos Sorbè will give more pleasure than Les Herbuottes, thanks to its extra volume and its delicacy of texture. Conversely, Chambolle-Musignys will require more time to absorb a breeding that is still marked at a young age: Les Fuées appears a little tight, Les Borniques is smoother. In the Grands Crus series, Clos-de-Vougeot is a beautiful, solid and elegant wine. Charmes-Chambertin stands out for its richness, its balance and the maturity of its fruit.
Grape variety and vineyard
Number of bottles per year: 300,000
Planted area: 26 hectares (Red: 24.7, White: 1.3)
Harvesting method: Manual
Average age of the vines: 40
Red grape varieties: Pinot noir (100%)
White grape varieties: Chardonnay (100%)
Source : La RVF