Domaine Henri Magnien
A recent addition to our Burgundy Portfolio and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Charles as he pushes further forward into the front rank of Gevrey Chambertin growers. Considered one of the rising stars of Burgundy, his estate is blessed with old vines called Pinot Noir Magnier, some of which are centenarians - bringing spice and power to his wines.
The domaine owns some prime sites in the north west quadrant of Gevrey, an area known locally as the Cotes St Jacques, including holdings in Lavaut and Estournelles and also a great strip running the length of Cazetiers, known as the “Le Petit Chambertin” because it has the same combination of soil types. Charles is also very particular about oak – choosing his own wood, exclusively now from the forests of Fontainbleu and Chatillons, and giving to his preferred tonneliere Chauvin. He finds the different forests favour different cuvées and that it is not so much the percentage of new oak but rather the type of wood and level of toast that is most important.
All of these elements conspire to create hedonistic, plush and muscular wines that truly tell the unique Henri Magnien story.