Domaine J-F Mugnier, Chambolle-Musigny
Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos de la Maréchale has been owned solely by the Mugnier family for generations, but the vineyard was for many years let out for cultivation elsewhere. In 2004, Frédéric succeeded in claiming it back. He built a new winery beside his home, and the wine has gone from strength to strength ever since.
“I like the reliable consistency of Clos de la Maréchale,” says Mugnier. “Musigny is great, Amoureuses is exciting, but Maréchale is my favourite vineyard.” On wine-making, Mugnier explains: “All my wines are made in exactly the same way – fermentation, use of wood, time in barrel. Any difference must come from the place, the age of vines, the location. It’s not like creating a perfume, each wine must be the expression of something that comes from nature.” Concerning the 2020 vintage, the news here is that the harvest started on 26th August, and was finished by the 31st. “There was nothing to sort, and very small quantities as well, so it was so easy…”