- Presentation of the winery
The winery was founded in 1863 by Frédéric Mugnier, who was a liqueur seller in Dijon. At the time the area includes twenty hectares from Chambolle-Musigny and Nuits-Saint-Georges. The winery and factory liqueurs will operate until 1949, by his son and grandson. In 1950, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, his grandson, decided to sell the mill liquors and entrusts leased the vineyard. Over the field of inheritance fell into a great house wine Nuits-Saint-Georges. In 1978, the family took over the operation of vineyards. In 2004, the area increased from 4 to 14 hectares by the end of the tenancy of the Clos de la Maréchale.
The name of this vintage still remains a mystery. Camille Rodier said in 1948 that "Amoureuses is a wine with an expression used in Burgundy, to say that a wine has a bouquet full of fire and sap." This wine is officially classified Premier Cru, but in practice this land has always been placed by the experts at the same level of quality as its neighbor Musigny.
The 1er Cru "Amoureuses" has a brilliant ruby color dress. On the nose this wine shows aromas of black and red fruits, but also hints of flowers such as acacia or lilac. On the palate, one finds a very elegant and powerful wine with aromas of spice and soft tannins.