2009 Domaine Stephane Magnien Bourgogne Passetoutgrains "Cuvée Densité"

SKU #1070228

Made of a blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir, this is a fascinating wine. Given the terrific growing conditions in 2009, the Gamay got a bit riper and more structured than is usual. The result was a wine that is unusually deep and serious for Passetoutsgrains, so Stephan calls this "Cuvee Density." The good news is that we were able to get both of the two barrels Stephane made, and at a terrific price. The better news is that is ready to enjoy, with a lovely mouthfeel, charming fruit, and just enough seriousness to make it a terrific wine for everyday consumption or a summer party. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer, 03/11)

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By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/13/2011  | Send Email
Rich dark cherry aromas lead to a slihtly floral, red fruited palate. A pretty tasty (and for the style, richer) style of passetoutgrains.

By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/29/2011  | Send Email
If you are as excited about the 2009 vintage in Beaujolais as I am, you will be happy to know that Gamay in surrounding regions benefitted as well. In this Bourgogne Passetoutgrains, the Gamay adds a wonderful ripe black raspberry and earthy spice notes to Pinot's higher pitched cherry and cranberry aromas, and adds juicy weight to the midpalate. Mild but persistent tannins and acidity to balance the fruit make for a delightful and lingering finish.

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
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France

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Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Alcohol Content (%): 11.5