Musigny, Grand Cru, 2008

  Jacques Frederic Mugnier

Contains Sulphites.

About Jacques Frederic Mugnier

Created in 1863, this a family estate run from the Château de Chambolle-Musigny. This was initially a 4-hectare Chambolle domaine but since Frédéric took back the family’s old Nuits St-Georges Monopole, Clos de la Maréchale, from Faiveley in 2004, the Domaine has increased to 13 hectares. The aim is to produce wines that are each representative of their respective terroir and vintage, while at the same time having their individual character, wines of harmony and sincerity. This is achieved by eliminating weed-killers and industrial fertilisers in the vineyard; neither of these have been used for 10 years, whilst in the cellars all processes that traumatise the wine, over extraction, for example, or excessive woodiness, are limited to a minimum. To allow each terroir to express itself, the wine making is excatly the same for all of the wines. These are sensual, stylish Burgundies of great finesse.

Appellation: Musigny

Le Musigny rates alongside the very best Grands Crus Pinot Noir vineyards in Burgundy. There are 10.7ha split between Musigny, Petits Musigny, and La Combe d'Orveau. The vineyard area lies between the bottom of the wood at the top of the hill and stretches down top the upper part of Clos Vougeot, the slope is steep and the soil is a well-drained limestone/chalk /clay composition. A classic Musigny displays a paradoxical mix of both elegance and raw power, it is commonly described as "An iron fist in a velvet glove." Often very surly and closed in its youth Musigny is nonetheless one of the most beguiling and ageworthy Burgundies money can buy. A massive 7 ha of the vineyard is owned by one of the arch exponents Domaine Comte de Vogüé, other fine examples are made by Leroy, Mugnier, Drouhin and Roumier