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2012 Jf Mugnier Nuits St Georges Clos De La Marechale

"Introduction: On the first of November 2003, Domaine J-F Mugnier increased from 4 to 14 hectares. The Clos de la Marechale, under the sole ownership of the Mugnier family since 1902, reverted to the Domaine when the farming contract ended after 53 years. History: The origin of the name of this Clos is unknown. In 1855 the vineyard was known as ‘Clos des Fourches', then ‘Clos Marechal' in 1892, before changing to ‘Clos de la Marechale' in the 20th century. Research by the historian Jean-Francois Bazin shows no evidence of a Marshal, or the widow of a Marshal, during the Second Empire being connected to this village. Further research is necessary. Therefore, to follow... The vineyard: The Clos de la Marechale has a surface of 9 hectares, 76 ares. It is the largest monopole (an appellation belonging to a single owner) in the Cote d'Or. The average age of the vines in 2009 is about 45 years old. The vines: The Clos de la Marechale has a surface of 9 hectares, 76 ares. It is the largest monopole (an appellation belonging to a single owner) in the Côte d'Or. The average age of the vines in 2009 is about 45 years old. The soil: The geological stratum on which the Clos de la Marechale is situated plunges wellbelow the surface of the soil further south, marking the end of the Cote de Nuits, only to reappear in Le Montrachet between Puligny and Chassagne. Therefore one is not surprised to find the same qualities of power and longevity in these wines. The Wine: They are wines that always need 5 to 10 years of ageing before expressing their typically floral character : "The bouquet of the 1er crus of Premeaux is remarkable and persistent : one finds the aroma of iris mingled with raspberries. Even more so, that of white lilac"." - Winery [+]