Stephane Magnien is a fourth generation wine maker, still making the families wines in a very traditional manner. The wines are very true to their terroir, light and delicate, not at all heavy or forced as is the fashion of many modern wines. We enjoyed our introduction to these wines and look forward to a long relationship with another true artisan of the noble Pinot Noir.
2012 is the first vintage we have assessed and offered en-primeur. Stephane was unsurprisingly upbeat about his wines having received quite a lot of positive feedback in the French press. These are delicate wines, elegant with finesse. The charming style of this vintage made them all the more attractive for me.
Quite pale as is the Magnien style, due in part to the Pinot Tondue, a very thin skinned variety of Pinot Noir. A fine open nose, black fruits with flecks of violet and elderberry. There is nice intensity here. This has real personality for a village wine, Shows the charm of the vintage, long and fresh on the finish.
Our nationwide door to door deliveries are processed by leading specialists in the transportation of quality wines and spirits. We aim to keep things as simple as possible and have opted for a flat consignment charge of £5 +VAT to mainland UK destinations. We are able to facilitate morning deliveries(before 10am & Midday) and Saturday deliveries for an extra charge, please contact us and we will see what can be done.
NB Deliveries to the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly will incur delivery surcharges.
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|0.01KG - 250.00KG||£5|
|Larger Weight||Please Call +44 1384 394518|
As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.