The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Morey Saint Denis, Grains Fins, Domaine Stephane Magnien

Domaine Stéphane Magnien is a tiny domaine of just 4.5 hectares. Given its small stature, it’s little surprise that it has the tendency to fly under the radar. But the quality of wines being produced here means it won’t stay that way. Based in Morey-St-Denis, the domaine spans an impressive 12 appellations and includes two top grands crus – Clos Saint-Denis and Charmes-Chambertin.

Stéphane is the fourth generation to run the domaine, he’s been in charge since 2008 and the quality of the wines he is making continues to soar. His minimal use of oak and light extraction gives rise to wines which are expressive, complex and show real finesse.

The Morey Saint Denis “Grains Fins” is a cuvée from Stephane Magnien made from young vines of Pinot Fin, in the vineyards of “Bas-Chenevery” and “Crais-Gillon” on gravelly soils. There is a 12-month elevage in mostly old barrels, followed by 4 months in cuve inox.

The wine shows a bright deep red colour, with vibrant aromas of raspberry and tart cherry, very floral, with hints of darker fruit and earth. The palate has nice grip and density with sappy red and black fruits, with a chalky texture, leading to a firm and very mineral finish. Enjoy this delicious wine in its vibrant youth but it will reward cellaring.

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