Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier
When Frederic Mugnier's father died in 1980 Frederic was pursuing a career in off-shore oil engineering. Five years later he gave it up and returned to manage the domaine full-time to re-establish it. He had also attained his commercial pilots licence and flew domestically part-time to reduce the risk, and also fitted-in a six-month crash course at the lycee viticole which provided him with both the contacts and expertise to take over.
From 1950 the vineyards in Chambolle had been leased to Faiveley and later Bruno Clair, which Frederic took back. And in 2004 he also took back the Monopole of Clos de la Marechale vineyard which had been leased by Faiveley for 54 years. All the vineyards are now farmed organically and have become some of the most prized in Burgundy.
In total there are seven cuvees on 13.6 hectares of which the Clos de la Marechale accounts for just over 9.5 hectares. The wines are lightly extracted and only lightly oaked and are bottled without fining or filtration. They have become famous for their quality - very fragrant, harmonious, stylish and great persistence on the finish.
Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses
Chambolle-Musigny Les Fuees
Nuits-St-Georges Clos de la Marechale Rouge (Monopole)
Nuits-St-Georges Clos de la Marechale Blanc