2019 Maison Frédéric Magnien Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes, Burgundy, France
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ABOUT THIS WINE
A selection of older-vine fruit from villages-level plots in Chambolle-Musigny: ‘Les Babillères,’ ‘Les Condemennes’ (which borders premier cru ‘Charmes’) and ‘Les Danguerrins,’ high up at the forest line. Soils are varied, but primarily stony.
Hand-harvested. Partially destemmed, fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks on indigenous yeasts. Aged 45% in older French oak barrels and 55% in clay amphora and jars. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Frédéric is a fifth-generation winemaker from Morey-Saint-Denis, and Burgundy is the family’s lifeblood. Learning the craft first from his father, Michel Magnien (of Domaine Michel Magnien), Fred also traveled to California and Australia to hone his talents before returning home and starting his own négociant domaine in his native village.
There’s no question that Magnien knows every nook and cranny of Burgundy by heart. As a child, he used these vineyards as his off-road bicycle course, riding through premier and grand cru plots. As a winemaker, Magnien still rides his bike through the fields to greet growers at first light; his are long-lasting partnerships based on trust and respect.