Frederic Magnien Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes Vielles Vignes
Frederic is a 5th generation Burgundian vigneron. He worked alongside his father Michel Magnien in Morey Saint Denis from 1987 to 1991. In 1993 he travelled abroad to work and gain another type of winemaking experience with Calera’s Josh Jensen in California and with Garry Farr on the Bannockburn Vineyard estate in Australia. In 1993 Frederic returned home to Burgundy to obtain his degree in oenology and in 1995 he formed his own wine negociant business in Burgundy where now most of his growers and producers follow biodynamic and organic farming and production.
Chambolle Musigny is an A.O.C. is for red wine in the Cote de Nuits region and covers a total area of 182 hectares. This plot is located in the extension of “Les Amoureuses” and is part of the Premiers Crus made deep brown limestone soils with this rock about 40-50 cm. This plot was mostly planted in early 1900.
“There is a trace of volatile acidity that is so subtle that it really doesn’t detract materially from the otherwise very floral, red and dark currant and pomegranate scents. There is otherwise plenty of intensity to the notably round and seductively textured flavors that are clean, focused, complex and persistent. Note that my predicted range offers the benefit of the doubt that this will clean up appropriately.” 89-92pts Burghound