Domaine Henri Magnien
Charles Magnien is the driven, young man making waves up in his new cuverie at the top of the Gevrey-Chambertin village. In fact his new cuverie, which backs onto his pride and joy, the 1er Cru Cazetiers, was only completed three hours before the 2018 harvest began! Talk about cutting it fine. As Nuits is to Gouges so Gevrey is to Magnien, with all six hectares of vineyards being in Gevrey, although that will change with the 2018 vintage as Charles now has some Corton…The domaine is blessed with plenty of old vines, which allows Charles to use some whole bunches as he feels the stems are suitably ripe. Extraction is gentle with pigeage kept to a minimum; again the plethora of old vines means Charles doesn’t have to push too much to get substance and colour from his grapes. New oak is well handled and Charles has his own bespoke light toast to minimise the oak influence. The potential of this domaine is huge.