2013 Domaine Stéphane Magnien Morey Saint Denis Faconnieres 1er Cru
Stéphane Magnien really has hit his stride over the past few years (he only took over from his father in 2008) and seems to be on something of a roll. Stylistically the wines are very much in the classic style with an emphasis on red rather than black fruits and limited extraction. There are quite a lot of old vines in the domaine which allows Stéphane to be gentle in his vinification as there is no need to force things and he prefers to express the appellations and their terroirs rather than the hand of the winemaker!
The Faconnières is a superb example of what a great vineyard this is, undoubtedly one of Morey’s finest 1ers Crus and this shows a lovely balance and drive with red and blue fruits interlaced with spice. Controlled, nicely textured and a cool, bright youthful dynamic.