2011 Frederic Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Jeunes Rois

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Frederic Magnien is a fifth generation winemaker. Each of the previous generations had their own vision for producing wine.Frederic's father, Michel, had accumulated land during his years in Morey St Denis, but always put it into the local cooperative. In 1993 after only a few years working with his father, he convinced Michel to bottle the wine under the Magnien name which has been enormously successful.

Frederic began to work on his own while also working with his father. As a negociant, he was interested in producing many different wines from many different terroirs in Burgundy to learn more about the differences. Some years he produced as many as 45 unique wines.

Today,Frederic runs his operation as well as managing his father's properties and wines. He has grown the reputation of the family name in the wine world as he brings years of experimentation, travel and learning to his craft.

His focus is on premier and grand cru vineyards, with an emphasis on those in Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin, the source of this vibrant red. Thanks to the high concentration of clay soils around Gevrey-Chambertin, its vineyards produce some of the most muscular of Burgundy's reds. As with all of the Cote d'Or's reds, it's made from Pinot Noir, yielding wines famously described as "an iron fist in a velvet glove" for their ethereal combination of power and delicacy. This cuvee comes from an old, gravelly vineyard surrounded by a stone wall, which traps heat and aids ripening.

The Jeunes Rois vineyard is located in Brochon, at the border of Gevrey-Chambertin. Soils are stony and poor, the vineyard is surrounded by a stone wall, which traps heat and helps concentrate flavors.

(Mar 2014) Good deep red. Wild aromas of black raspberry, underbrush, herbs and lavender, with some suggestions of very ripe fruit and complicating notes of pepper and cinnamon. A sweet, rather lush mid-weight with inviting blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors. This is tasty right now.
- Stephen Tanzer



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