2010 Nuits-St Georges Rouge, Clos de la Maréchale, 1er Cru,Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, Burgundy

2010 Nuits-St Georges Rouge, Clos de la Maréchale, 1er Cru,Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, Burgundy

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2010 Nuits-St Georges Rouge, Clos de la Maréchale, 1er Cru,Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, Burgundy

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Dense and bright to the eye, there is uplifting fruit on the nose here which is quite floral too and led by violets. Not unduly weighty but with Frédéric Mugniers usual marvellous purity of style, this wine is beautifully proportioned, a Nuits-St Georges combining fruit, finesse and persistence.
Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

2010 is the perfect sort of vintage to please Frédéric Mugnier. Balance, elegance, discretion, length of flavour, only the small size of the crop is to be regretted. The final decision has not been made but it seems likely that all the Clos de la Marchale fruit in 2010 will make it into the main wine and the second wine Clos des Fourches will not be produced.

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Jasper Morris MW92/100

One of the paler colours, the bouquet is gently graceful, not suggesting the depth and weight of fruit to come behind. Some good acidity confirms the impeccable balance. This is becoming approachable but can be kept. It has an impressive intensity of fruit despite the relatively light body.

Jasper Morris MW, InsideBurgundy.com (June 2018)

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous90-92/100

The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Clos de la Maréchale Blanc shows off fabulous balance and cool, insistent minerality. It boasts tremendous energy in its chiseled notes of lemon, crushed rocks and white flowers. The aromas, flavors and minerality are pure Chardonnay but there is a breadth to the wine that is unique and may be related to the fact that the Clos de la Maréchale Blanc is made from Chardonnay grafted onto Pinot Noir rootstock.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (February 2012)

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Jancis Robinson MW18/20

I thought this was a quite lovely wine on the night – possibly one of the best-value too. Rich, racy and complete that was both luscious and fresh. Lifted, long and silky, it seemed to be almost swishing its skirts. Clever chap, that Fred Mugnier.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (March 2018)

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About this WINE

Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier

Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier

Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier is based at the Château de Chambolle-Musigny, which has been in the Mugnier family since 1863. Frédéric Mugnier – the fifth generation of the family on the property – took over in 1985. As of 2004, he has reclaimed the Nuits-St Georges Clos de la Maréchale vineyard, which had been on lease to Faiveley since 1950.

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Nuits-Saint Georges

Nuits-Saint Georges

Originally known as Nuits, or even Nuits-sous-Beaune, the town was happy to add the name of its finest vineyard, Les St Georges, in the 19th century.  There are no Grands Crus, but many fine Premier Cru vineyards, the mayor of the time – Henri Gouges – preferring not to single out any vineyard for the highest status.

The wines of Nuits-St Georges vary according to their exact provenance. Those of the hamlet of Prémeaux, considered to be part of Nuits-St Georges for viticultural purposes, are often on the lighter side.

The richest and most sought-after are those just south of Nuits-St Georges such as Les Vaucrains, Les Cailles and Les St Georges itself. The third sector, including Les Murgers, Les Damodes and Les Boudots are at the Vosne-Romanée end of the village, and demonstrate some of the extra finesse associated with Vosne.

Several domaines (Gouges, Rion, Arlot) now produce a white Nuits-St Georges from Pinot Blanc or Chardonnay.
  • 175 hectares of village Nuits-St Georges
  • 143 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards (20 in all). Best vineyards include Les St Georges, and Clos des Argillières and Clos de la Maréchale in Prémeaux
  • Recommended producers:  GougesRionLiger BelairPotel
  • Recommended restaurant : La Cabotte (small but stylish)

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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