Domaine-Jacques-Frédéric-Mugnier Chambolle Musigny 2015
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 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 Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny is assembled from two named plots of vines: Les Plantes, covering approximately 0.56 hectares (1.4 acres) and planted in 1968-69 is classified as Premier Cru although the family decided to use it only as « village » classification; and La Combe d’Orveau, covering approximately 0.77 hectares (1.9 acres) planted over several periods from 1952 to 1998. Annual production varies between 3000 and 7000 bottles depending upon the vintage.
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Wine AdvocateMugnier's 2015 Chambolle-Musigny Village is beautiful, wafting from the glass with a pretty nose of raspberry, strawberry, sweet spices and peony. On the palate, the wine is bright, weightless and medium to full-bodied, with satiny tannins, fruit of crystalline purity and a long, sappy finish. This is an exquisitely transparent Chambolle Village that exemplifies Mugnier's ethereal style. Produced from 1.3-hectares of vines in the lieux-dits of La Combe d'Orvaux and 1er Cru Les Plantes.
BurghoundOutstanding : A ripe, fresh, cool and airy array is composed by notes various red berries, floral and discreet spice nuances. The delicious, refined and vibrant medium weight flavors exude a subtle minerality on the delicious and lacy bitter cherry pit-infused finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. Note that this highly complex effort should drink well early if desired but should also amply reward extended keeping.