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2002 Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY
  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 46491-2002-750

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  • Burghound | Rating: 92

    A slightly more expressive nose that is explosively spicy, floral, black and ultra seductive fruit that displays subtle earth, anise notes plus and a touch of smoke. The medium-full, exceptionally precise flavors lead to a superbly focused and perfectly balanced finish. A seductive yet serious wine of immense length.
    Drink Dates: 2012+
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2005
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Healthy medium red. Strawberry, raspberry, cherry and crushed stone on the musky nose. Silky but at the same time juicy, with strong minerality contributing to the wine's nervosite A distinct step up in flavor intensity over the foregoing samples. Very fresh, penetrating wine with lovely subtle length. But Mugnier noted that it's no higher in acidity than the Fuees.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Ripe strawberry and raspberry flavors, with a sweet old-vine quality and oak spices. It's pure and elegant, with subtle shadings of spice and mineral. Fine balance and harmony with a lingering spice on the finish. 240 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2010
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The ruby-colored 2002 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses reveals raspberry and violet aromas. This soft, medium-bodied wine is all finesse. Lovely notes of spices and red cherries are intermingled with roses in its expressive, detailed, balanced character. Drink it over the next 10-11 years.
    Drink Dates: 2004-2015
    Author: Pierre Rovani
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  • This estate began in the 1880s as one of many estates owned by Francois Mugnier, a Dijon businessman who decided to put his focus into wine when he turned 30. Chambolle had experienced a massive phylloxera outbreak earlier that year, and Mugnier wanted to bring the land back from devastation. He succeeded in revitalizing the vineyard, and produced quality Pinot Noir for the next 20 years. After his death in the early 1900s, his seven children took over the estate and began exporting premium wines to Paris and the United States. Today, they focus on lutte raisonée—a style of viticulture that avoids an over-dependence on chemicals. Their approach to both viticulture and winemaking is aimed at preserving in the wines the purest expression of nature with minimal interference from technological practices. The vines are managed almost organically—no herbicides since 1991, no pesticides since 1997 and now only two treatments a year (against mildew) which are not organic. The grapes are sorted diligently by the pickers before coming to the cellar in small cases. All stalks are removed and the whole berries are then transferred into vats. The wines are bottled after a second winter in wood without fining or filtration. The wines are known for being light in color, but brilliantly fragrant and notably persistent on the finish. Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Their approach to both viticulture and wine-making is aimed at preserving in the wines the purest expression of nature with minimal interference from technological practices. The vines are run almost organically.

    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.

    Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from Burgundy, where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Leroy, and Domaine Armand Rousseau.

    New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in California, particularly Sonoma and Carneros, and top producers include Marcassin, Kistler, and Kosta Browne.

    High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 199 bottles owned
    • 39 collectors