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Gevrey Chambertin, Seuvrées Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Michel Magnien

Located south of Dijon, the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation is the top village of the Côte de Nuits. Seuvrées comes from the Latin Separatas. This is because the plot was separated in two by the border villages of Gevrey and Morey. The “Seuvrées” plot is situated south of the village of Gevrey, below “Les Mazoyères” or “Charmes” Grands Crus plots.

The Seuvrées vieilles vignes vines are around 60 years old and planted on a soil of clay-limestone containing marl clay mixed with round clods of varying size, and stones. A very gentle slope to the east, licked the first rays of sun, gravelly soils: all these are very good conditions for the emergence of a wine of exquisite flexibility.

The Gevrey Chambertin wine is matured in a mix of used oak barriques and clay jars the fruit used comes from vines of around sixty years old. This brings an extra level of opulence to the signature flavours and aromas of black fruits, sweet cherries, liquorice and violets. There’s also an underlying subtle hint of earthiness which marries well with the supple tannins.

Domaine Michel Magnien is run by Frédéric Magnien, who is the fifth generation to run the family estate, they are based in Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits village of Morey-Saint-Denis. Since 2008 the domaine began operating on a completely organic basis and they followed this up in 2015 by becoming a Demeter approved biodynamic estate.

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