Domaine Michel Magnien Morey Saint Denis 'Monts Luisants'
Certified biodynamic in 2015 Domaine Michel Magnien (18ha) is run by forward thinking 5th generation winemaker Frédéric Magnien. This conversion has released a greater expression of terroir in the wines. In 2015 Frédéric ceased using new French oak barrels, replacing them with 160 litre terracotta amphora.
In our tasting we tasted barrel versus amphorae, it was obvious to see that the amphorae brings a freshness and life to the wines that the oak cannot provide. All of the wines we have brought in are aged in amphorae. The style of Frédéric’s wines seeks freshness and fragrance. Many of his vineyards are at higher altitudes, naturally producing cooler climate expressions.
Monts Luisants is planted at 350m, high for the rolling hills of Burgundy. In recognition of a world where wines are released and drunk too young Frederic releases wines when he feels they are open enough to express their terroir in the glass.
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