Frederic Magnien Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cazetiers 2009


From the epic, once in a generation 2009 vintage. A fresh and highly complex nose features layered aromas of ripe red currant, plum and damp earth notes that complement the intensely mineral-inflected and robust flavors. A supple and rounded mouth feel culminates in a complex and persistent finish.

Frédéric is a fifth-generation winemaker from Morey-Saint-Denis, and Burgundy is the family’s lifeblood. Learning the craft first from his father, Michel Magnien (of Domaine Michel Magnien), Fred also traveled to California and Australia to hone his talents before returning home and starting his own négociant domaine in his native village.

There’s no question that Magnien knows every nook and cranny of Burgundy by heart. As a child, he used these vineyards as his off-road bicycle course, riding through premier and grand cru plots.  As a winemaker, Magnien still rides his bike through the fields to greet growers at first light; his are long-lasting partnerships based on trust and respect.

Located in south of Dijon, the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation is the top village of the Côte de Nuits. In 1847, by royal order of King Louis Philippe, the name Chambertin was attached to Gevrey and officially became Gevrey-Chambertin. The word Cazetiers comes from Castel in the Middle Age, from which Castet, then Cazetiers, were derived. The term Castel is indicative of the geographical position of the climate within the village as the plot is located above Gevrey.

The plot is located to the east, next to "Clos St Jacques". "Les Cazetiers" are exposed to east, ideal for Pinot Noir. Overlooked by an oak wood, this climate is protected from the bad weather. Rather marly in the top, this plot is very steep with a lot of pebbles.