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Sébastien Magnien

About the Producer

Region: Meursault

A young domaine by name only, as it descends from Domaine Parigot de Meloisey in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Sébastien Magnien transferred to revamped cellars in Meursault in 2003. Today the property extends over 12 hectares and is managed according to sustainable principles, the whites coming from the Hautes Côtes, Saint Romain and Meursault and the reds from Volnay, Pommard and the Hautes Côtes. A talented young vigneron, Sébastien’s style is true to the most classical Burgundian traditions. With a hands-off approach in the cellar, and a minimalist use of oak that lets the terroir speak for itself, the wines are pure fruited and focused. We are delighted to bring these wines to you for the first time.

Tasting Notes

By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer

2019 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc
£140 per 12 bottle case in bond

Sébastien’s Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc is elegant and refreshing with a fine mineral character. On the palate, bright lemon and lime fruits and a pithy grapefruit note, lead to a long finish with hints of almonds and honeysuckle. This will be delicious in year or two and will age well too. Drink from 2022.

2019 Saint-Romain Sous le Chȃteau
£130 per 6 bottle case in bond

Saint Romain’s cooler vineyards, just to the west of Auxey-Duresses, produce very racy whites which retain their freshness in warm vintages. From an exceptional terroir, this is an energetic and intense wine with vivacious notes of citrus peel and lime ending on a long mineral finish. Drink from 2022.

2019 Beaune 1er Cru Les Aigrots Blanc
£145 per 6 bottle case in bond

‘Aigrots’ means a thorny bush, a reference too perhaps to the poor soils of this vineyard located higher up the hill in Beaune which give real zip and freshness. This Aigrots shows impressive persistence and length and has a lively green apple and citrus character with lovely mineral depth. Approachable young, it ages well too. Drink from 2023.

2019 Meursault Les Grands Charrons
£170 per 6 bottle case in bond

Lively and refined with mouth-watering lemon and green citrus notes, and a hint of freshly cut ginger and wild herbs, this is an attractive and nuanced Meursault which will benefit from a few years in bottle. Older vintages develop lovely depths with complex white truffle and almond notes. Drink from 2023.

2019 Hautes-Côte de Beaune Vieilles Vignes Rouge
£140 per 12 bottle case in bond

Very appealing and well balanced, this offers attractive scents of wild berries and forest fruits. Succulent dark hedgerow fruit flavours are lifted by delicate tannins and a refreshing mineral character. The vines were planted by Sébastien’s grandparents on renowned limestone terroirs around the village of Meloisey. Drink from 2022.

2019 Beaune 1er Cru Les Aigrots Rouge
£145 per 6 bottle case in bond

An attractive and complex wine with impressive depth and character, the 2019 has an intensely floral bouquet followed by an elegant palate with luscious raspberry and redcurrant flavours. A lively mineral character provides lovely balance and leads to a long finish. Good ageing potential. Drink from 2024.

2019 Pommard Les Perrières
£160 per 6 bottle case in bond

Vibrant and fresh with a firm structure, the nose is generous and elegant with dark berry fruits and a hint of earthy spice. A little restrained at first, the palate opens to reveal dark strawberry and deep forest fruit notes framed by firm tannins. A classic and well balanced Pommard, there is plenty of ageing capacity here. Drink from 2024.

Burgundy 2019 Enquiry Form

Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.