Domaine Seguin-Manuel, Beaune
2016 Burgundy En Primeur
The independent Domaine and merchant house of Seguin-Manuel was founded in 1824, however its links with Burgundy vineyards date back as far as 1720. Some years ago, the business was bought by Thibaut Marion, from an old Beaune family. We first tasted his wines when they were ageing in Savigny, in a 14th century vat-house with splendid, vaulted cellars which had been built by the monks of the Abbey of Cîteaux. On the outside wall could be seen one of the Latin inscriptions for which Savigny is famous: “If my memory serves me right, there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a guest, present and future thirst, the quality of the wines and any other reason you like – 1772.”
Now Marion has expanded the estate to 8.5 hectares, fine-tuned the wine-making, and moved to Beaune. 2016 is the seventh vintage where we have selected from this Domaine, this year choosing 6 wines: Thibaut’s noticeable drive for increased quality and focus has clearly brought results. Thanks to a recent vineyard acquisition, we are thrilled to offer two exceptional Côte de Nuits wines, which we warmly commend to you.