2020 Frédéric Magnien Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru "Les Ruchots", Burgundy, France

Deep red. Powerful, expressive nose offers scents of blackberry, boysenberry and violet. Penetrating, very intense and quite primary on the palate. Showing dark berry fruit and texture. Chewy long finish.



First mentioned as far back as 1120, fourteenth century Morey was a place of asylum for Cistercian monks who appeared to have possessed numerous vineyards and even a winery by 1306. The appellation extends from Chambolle-Musigny to Gevrey-Chambertin and covers around 148 hectares, 80% of which are planted with grapes for red wines. Ruchot indicates a place which contains rocks.

The plot is situated in south of "Le Clos de Tart" and "Bonnes-Mares". The soil is calcareous with white marl and iron oxide in the upper part, the subsoil is composed of flat rock with crevices.

This wine will match perfectly with game or a lamb.


Frédéric is a fifth-generation winemaker from Morey-Saint-Denis, and Burgundy is the family’s lifeblood. Learning the craft first from his father, Michel Magnien (of Domaine Michel Magnien), Fred also traveled to California and Australia to hone his talents before returning home and starting his own négociant domaine in his native village.

There’s no question that Magnien knows every nook and cranny of Burgundy by heart. As a child, he used these vineyards as his off-road bicycle course, riding through premier and grand cru plots. As a winemaker, Magnien still rides his bike through the fields to greet growers at first light; his are long-lasting partnerships based on trust and respect.


Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Farming Biodynamic