Morey Saint Denis Premier Cru red 2017

Appellation among the most prestigious of the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy, Morey Saint Denis is here perfectly represented with a Morey Saint-Denis 1er Cru 2017 "Les Monts Luisants": marvel of elegance and power, realized by the Magnien Domain. A wine of very high level, to keep some time in cellar

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Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru red 2017 "Les Monts Luisants"


Concentration, finesse and elegance, all in a magnificent balance of flavors: this Morey St Denis 1er Cru from the locality "Les Monts Luisants" is very promising.

Reflecting the majesty of the great wines of the Côté de Nuits, you will find at the same time roundness, subtlety but also complex and concentrated aromas.

Tones of undergrowth and spices, this highly concentrated wine will surprise you with its finesse and length in the mouth. To be reserved for your best pieces of roast meats, game or cheese with strong flavors.

Wine with a capacity of several years.

Wine serving temperature: 13 to 15 °


Explore the vineyard of the Monts-Luisants in Morey Saint Denis, Burgundy:

Domaine Magnien

The Domaine Magnien is located in Morey St Denis in the heart of the Côte de Nuits, famous for these great red wines of Burgundy, especially its Grands Crus.

Producer of the greatest wines of Burgundy, it offers beautiful appellations like Charmes Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny, Morey St Denis, and even the Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru.

Stéphane Magnien follows in the footsteps of his father Jean Paul to offer extremely well-crafted wines, with a professionalism and rigor of every moment.

Appellation

Morey Saint Denis

Wine Characteristics

Most of the vineyards are planted with Pinot Noir grapes, although a few parcels are planted with Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc varieties, yielding a rare and interesting white wine, generally quite firm and opulent.
Red: its colour is usually a full, firm, bright ruby, carmine or intense garnet with purplish highlights. The bouquet is partly of black fruits (blackcurrant, bilberry) and partly of red, pitted fruits such as cherries. Variants include bramble, violet, liquorice, and fruits conserved in liquor. When older it often evokes the “wildwood” scents of game, leather, and moss, even truffle.
Sustained and structured, this wine lingers in the mouth without flinching – it has just the right balance between body and fruit. With its rounded tannins and mouth-filling generosity, it sings tenor, so to speak, in the Burgundian choir.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip


Masculine in character, as one expects from the Côte de Nuits, full and powerful in the mouth, red Morey-Saint-Denis is most at home with meats of equally strong flavours. Its tannins are more likely to bring out the best from a game bird (such as a pheasant) than a piece of veal, for example. Feathered game, braised or roasted, will succumb smoothly to its meaty texture, and its sustained tannins will continue to make their presence felt until the last succulent, musky mouthful. The tannins, again, will bring out the full quality of a fine rib steak or a nice thick beef blade. Soft-centred cheeses will find in this wine a compatible partner.
Serving temperature: 13 to 15°C.
 

Situation

Rich in Premiers Crus, Morey-Saint-Denis boasts also 5 Grands Crus (Clos de Tart, Bonnes Mares, Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint-Denis, Clos des Lambrays).
The appellation forms a bridge, between the wines of Gevrey-Chambertin and those of Chambolle-Musigny. The history of this wine-growing village has in the past been heavily influenced by the powerful religious house of Vergy, the abbeys of Cîteaux and Tart, and by some of the great Burgundian families. Of its wine, Dr. Lavalle wrote in 1855, “it can be said that it lacks nothing”. The AOC status was instituted in 1936.
 

Terroirs

The vines grow on limestone and clay-limestone soils dating from the Middle
Jurassic: white Bathonien Oolite up-slope and fossiliferous Bajocien limestone at the foot. The vineyards are east-facing and are at altitudes of 220-270 metres.
Immediately below the village the slopes are differently oriented and the soil is more marly.

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