Above: Biodynamic grower Domaine Magnien doesn’t allow tractors or other machinery in its vineyards. Horses are used instead. The horses don’t weigh as heavily on the soil and this helps the biodiversity of the vineyards. They don’t bring any chemical residue with them. And their droppings are natural fertilizer (image via the Domaine Magnien site).
“For those just beginning their exploration,” write the editors of importer North Berkeley’s website, “Magnien Burgundy is the ideal gateway to truly understanding the myriad tastes that this wine region promises. Each of Magnien’s many exemplary crus brings you closer to the true meaning of terroir…”
Magnien’s wines will be featured at the Exceptional Burgundy Dinner featuring the wines of North Berkeley Imports on Friday night of the festival (November 2). There are still spots available for this extraordinary event but they are going fast.
Friday, November 2
Exceptional Burgundy Dinner featuring the wines of North Berkeley Imports
Exceptional Burgundy dinner at Corrida Restaurant with a selection of special wines from the outstanding North Berkeley Burgundy wines.
2004 Jean Vesselle, Petite Clos, Grand Cru, Champagne
2012 Guy Robin Chablis Valmur Grand Cru
2012 Guy Robin Chablis Le Clos Grand Cru
2000 Frederic Magnien Chambolle-Musigny Charmes 1er (Magnum)
2001 Frederic Magnien Chambolle-Musigny Charmes 1er (Magnum)
2013 Domaine Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru ‘Cuvee Unique’
2012 Philippe Livera (Domaine des Tilleuls) Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes Reserve
NV Mas Amiel Maury Cuvée Speciale 10 Ans d’Age
$295 per person all-inclusive