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Magnin Arbin Mondeuse "La Rouge" 2009


Item Number 1184
Price $29.95
In Stock: 12

Product Description

This outstanding production represents our first foray into the emerging and increasingly intriguing wine world of Savoie. In Arbin, the Domaine Louis Magnin surfaces to the top as does the richest cream. This domaine devotes 55% of its eight hectares to Mondeuse, all planted within the confines of Arbin in the sector known as the “Combe de Savoie”.

Louis and his wife, Béatrice, are dedicated to organic viticulture. Further, certain parcels are treated according to biodynamic principles. The vineyards, in general, face south-southeast and are planted on steeply-sloping hillside sites the soil of which is a clay and limestone mix with an overlay of scree. Almost all vineyard work must be done by hand.

We were quite taken with this very nicely done wine which softly combines mellow dollops of flambéed cherry/cherry jubilee fruit with significant nuance of roasted plum and fig. It’s an unusual wine from a lesser known grape varietal (Mondeuse) which is quite delicious and which also speaks graciously to the traditional life and timeless culture of Alpine France.