Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier - Cordero Distribuzione

The Chambolle-Musigny Castle had belonged to the Mugnier family for over a century and a half.

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Frédéric Mugnier bought it in 1863 along with four hectares of vineyard. Born in 1830, Frédéric loved to invest again in the wine business the profits of the liquor business he had in Dijon.

In 1880, the phylloxera devastated Burgundy, and reduced the value of the vineyards. Frédéric started to buy the domaine in Chambolle. In 1902, he completed the acquisition of the biggest Monopole in Burgundy, the Clod de la Maréchale: almost ten hectares in Nuits-Saint-Georges.

In 1950, after the economic crisis of the 30s and the world war, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier (great grandnephew) decided to sell the liquor business and rent the vineyards to a trader in Nuits-Saint-Georges.

The contract for the wine in Chambolle ended in 1978, and after six years, Frédéric, the son of Jacques-Frédéric, took charge of the entire estate.

The stepping-stone for the family was the return of Clos de la Marechale in the estate, because it allowed the business to grow and be better organized.

The approach to the viticulture and winemaking aims to give a pure expression in the wine with the least use of technology.

Recently, Frederic said that “I don’t have a romantic idea of winemaking, I don’t think it is a creative process. I am only responsible to provide the right environment to the grapes that need to become wine. With healthy and mature grapes that come from such vineyards the winemaking needs to be simply respectful, and scale back the wine cellar shouldn’t be an issue.”

Wines
Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Chambolle Musigny
Chambolle Musigny
Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées
Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées
Musigny Grand Cru
Musigny Grand Cru
Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru rouge Clos de la Maréchale
Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru rouge Clos de la Maréchale
Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru blanc Clos de la Maréchale
Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru blanc Clos de la Maréchale
 Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Fourches
Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Fourches