Saturday, March 11, 2017

Jacques-Frédéric MUGNIER (Chambolle-Musigny) -- 2015 Tasted from Barrel and Tank

The harvesting for the reds began on 8 September with the Clos de la Maréchale and then the Bonnes-Mares (the white had been harvested a week earlier). Grapes were entirely destemmed. Timing of the malolactic fermentations was “all over the place,” with the latest finishing in May. The grapes had natural alcohols of about 13º and that’s also the level of the finished wines. Frédéric Mugnier described the acidities as “average.” 

These wines are a good example of the vintage in the sense that they display the high quality of lower appellations and the compression of quality overall. (Continue reading here.)