COTEAUX BOURGUIGNONS

2021 Pur Pinot Noir Domaine Stéphane Magnien

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Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Coteaux Bourguignons
ABV 12%

Brightly elegant, a superfine and delicately scented Pinot. Drinking range: 2023 - 2028 L&S (Oct 2022)

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A mild touch of reduction is enough to blur the nuances of the fruit though there is good verve and freshness to the slightly denser though still lighter weight flavors that are shaped by slightly firmer tannins on the more refined finale. This delicious effort should also drink well almost immediately. Drinking range: 2024 - Rating: 86-88 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2023)

A fine glowing purple. There is a fine quality of fruit here but once again something slightly sweaty. A little more acidity behind and finishes clean. Clearly more finesse on the palate and very good length. Drinking range: 2023 - 2025 Rating: 86-87 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Nov 2022)

Domaine Stéphane Magnien

Stéphane's is a small domaine, a mere 4.5 hectares, with one full hectare of that in regional wine - Passetoutgrains and Bourgogne - but it is blessed with two Grands Crus and also a long history of not messing with nature. No pesticides have ever been used on this land, and the plants are nearly all the old 'Pinot tordu' - twisted Pinot with its gnarly stems which are less vigorous than the modern clones and said by many to make wines with more finesse.

Stéphane chaptalizes only to extend fermentations - these are wines which his father Jean-Paul used to describe as 'sage en alcool' - from 12 to 13% - the old vines do not make much alcohol. Wood use is also discreet, even though Stéphane has increased the proportion, he does not exceed 50% new wood on the Grands Crus, 25% on the Premiers Crus and on the village appellations, 15% new wood for one year only, then all into older barrels.

Stéphane says that he aims to make wines with more richness than his father's, 'but not black angular wines which have less relief. Wines which leave your mouth clean and clear, refreshed and revived and, above all, wanting another glass'. He destems 100%, gives the grapes a six-day maceration, then a classical fermentation with just two pigeages, and a little remontage (pumping over) at the end.

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