Vin de Savoie Arbin Mondeuse Vieilles Vignes Louis Magnin Information
About the domain
This 8-hectare family domain is located in the heart of Savoy, in Arbin in the Combe de Savoie valley. Domain Louis Magnin boasts the perfect terroir for growing perfectly ripe grapes. The soils of clay-limestone scree, south-east facing slopes and the organic viticulture allow the grapes to express their full potential. Jacquère, Gamay, Mondeuse for the reds; Altesse, Roussette de Savoie, Roussanne for the whites. The meticulous work and reliability of Louis Magnin’s every vintage has served to spread the word for this domain throughout Savoy and beyond.
About the cuvée
Louis Magnin produces this wine by vinifying very old Mondeuse vines, revealing exceptional concentration on tasting. His notes of black berries and sweet spices are structured by very refined tannins, sublimely complemented by a great mineral character.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.