Domaine-Jacques-Frédéric-Mugnier Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses 2015

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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 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 Mugniers' parcel of Amoureuses covers 52.85 hectares (approx. 1.3 acres) and the oldest vines of the vineyard are over 60 years old. The youngest vines were planted in 1966, the majority however were planted between 1954 and 1956. Annual production varies between 900 and 2700 bottles approximately.  The name of this particular plot means 'the lovers', which gives birth to all sorts of romantic ideas. The soil is primarily made up of a layer of red clay of about 30 to 50 cm in depth lying over a compact limestone slab with very little fissuring. The vines however manage to force their roots into this rock with impressive force.. The complexity of the wine gives a clear indication of the nature of the soil. Let’s just say that the name perfectly fits the feminine, brilliant style of this vine. Les Amoureuses, without doubt, is the greatest of the Premiers Crus of Chambolle-Musigny. It can easily measure up to many of the Grand Crus of the Côte d’Or.

For the Mugnier family, Les Amoureuses represents the very essence of Burgundy; the most Burgundian of Burgundy wines. They believe that no other wine in the world has that paradoxical union of exceptional richness (aromatic intensity, depth of texture and length on the palate) and such airy delicacy. The nose is an enticing bouquet of flowers and red berry fruit, leading to the most exquisite of palates, which arouses emotions as only Les Amoureuses can…

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine-Jacques-Frédéric-Mugnier
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Wine AdvocateMugnier's 2015 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses is spine-tinglingly beautiful, soaring from the glass with a haunting bouquet of violets, wild rose, Griotte cherries and red plum, with fruits and flowers currently taking center stage and little to hint at the savory bass notes to come with bottle age. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, velvety and expansive, its generously textural—almost gourmand—attack giving way to a layered core of crunchy, pristine fruit framed by chalky tannins and succulent acids. This Amoureuses' weightless concentration is incredible, and its finish, unsurprisingly, is long, racy and penetrating.

William Kelley, April 27, 2018
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BurghoundAs is usually the case this is both more elegant and more aromatically complex with its wonderfully broad-ranging nose of sandalwood, violet, plum, lavender, Asian-style tea and dark cherry scents. The gorgeously refined, intense and mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors are pure silk while delivering plenty of punch on the impeccably well-balanced finish. This is both classy and graceful and importantly for those who prefer their wines on the younger side, this should be reasonably approachable young meaning after 7 to 8 years. In a word, gorgeous.

Allen Meadows, January 15, 2018

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