Jacques-Frédéric Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Rouge Clos de la Maréchale Burgundy France, 2017, 750
Jacques-Frédéric Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Rouge Clos de la Maréchale BurgundyFrance, 2017, 750
- Size: 9.55 ha (24.12 ac)
- Variety: Pinot Noir
- Vine Age: Vines originally planted in early 1910s and most recently in 1980.
- Terroir: Facing east, limestone-clay soil with oolithic limestone pebbles.
- Viticulture: Lutte très raisonnée
- Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, 15 to 20 days indigenous yeast fermentation and maceration in open wooden vats. Aged for 18 months in barrel (15% new oak).
This vineyard is right alongside the route national between Comblanchien and Premeaux. It was owned by the Mugnier family for generations, and it was these fore-fathers that planted the oldest vines in the Clos around World War I. As the family became less involved in the alcohol and wine business, they decided to lease the vineyard long-term to Domaine Flaiveley in 1950. When Frédéric moved to Burgundy and took over the old family house and cellars, the lease was still in effect: it only ended in 2004. Frédéric suddenly went from having 4 to 14 hectares of vines, which necessitated enlarging the family cellars.
Notice anything odd about the label? When Frédéric got the vineyard back, they hired someone to put up an archway over the entrance to the vineyard, only the worker mistakenly installed the "a" in "la Maréchale" backwards. It was decided that they would keep the sign as it was, and the label followed.