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Domaine Jacques Frederic Mugnier Nuits St Georges Clos De La Marechale Blanc 2020 750ml
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Domaine Jacques Frederic Mugnier Nuits St Georges Clos De La Marechale Blanc 2020

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At the beginning of the 20th century, this estate founded in 1863 by Frédéric Mugnier, a liquor-maker in Dijon, included nearly twenty hectares of the best vineyards spread over Chambolle-Musigny and Nuits-Saint-Georges. In 1950, following the economic crisis of the 1930s and the world war, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, great-grandson of the first Frédéric, chose to sell the liquor business, and lease the vineyard out to a negociant in Nuits-Saint-Georges. The contract on the Chambolle vineyard ended in 1978 and 6 years later Frédéric Mugnier, son of Jacques-Frédéric, assumed full responsibility for the family estate.

The most recent addition to the estate was the return of this wine, Clos de la Marechale, to the domaine in 2004, changing dramatically its size and allowing a new and better organization. Today Jocelyne and Frédéric Mugnier work with a highly attentive team to follow every detail in order to bring from the vineyard to the cellar and to your glass the best Nature can give. The approach to both viticulture and wine-making is aimed at preserving in the wines the purest expression of Nature with minimal interference from technological practices.

The origin of the name of this Clos is unknown. In 1855 the vineyard was known as ‘Clos des Fourches’, then ‘Clos Maréchal’ in 1892, before changing to ‘Clos de la Maréchale’ in the 20th century.  The Clos de la Maréchale has a surface of 9 hectares, 76 ares. It is the largest monopole (an appellation belonging to a single owner) in the Côte d’Or. The average age of the vines in 2009 is about 45 years old. The geological stratum on which the Clos de la Maréchale is situated plunges well below the surface of the soil further south, marking the end of the Côte de Nuits, only to reappear in Le Montrachet between Puligny and Chassagne. Therefore one is not surprised to find the same qualities of power and longevity in these wines. This is a wine that always need 5 to 10 years of aging before expressing its typically floral character with iris and white lilac mingled with raspberries.

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The 2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale Blanc bursts with aromas of pear, orange zest, hazelnuts, dried white flowers and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, layered and chalky, with lively acids and fine back-end grip, it shows considerable promise.

William Kelley, January 20, 2022
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The 2020 Nuits Saint-Georges Blanc Clos de la Maréchale 1er Cru has a fresh, vibrant bouquet with Japanese plum, citrus peel and crushed limestone scents. The palate is very poised on the entry, with creamy texture, pineapple mixed with white peach and Anjou pear towards the finish. Lovely.

Neal Martin, November 2022
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