Domaine Henri Magnien
This Domaines started in 1987 and current winemaker Charles worked closely with his father Francois before taking over in 2012. Charles is quickly becoming one of the rising stars of Burgundy.
They sue an old clone called Pinot Noir Magnien which manifests itself in the wine with intensity and spiciness. The vineyards are centred in Gevrey with the Grand Cru Ruchottes and some brilliant premier crus lead by the Cazetiers with 80-100 year old vines as well as Lavaux St Jacques, Estounelles St Jacques. He recently added a Premier Cru vineyard in Aloxe Corton called La Coutiere. Charles has a very focussed view on the styles of wines he wants to produce saying: “I search to produce fine wine, not tannic wine – wine you can drink young, and keep if you want”.
I have been tasting their wines since 2014 and have fallen in love with their combination of finesse and power. The Cazetiers is world class with the 2016 being my favourite and there is great consistency across the range.