“Boudots” is simply the name of the family that used to own this premier cru in Nuits, which sits adjacent to the very fine Vosne “Malconsorts.” Earthy boysenberry fruit is the theme here, with puffs of chocolate. This will soar for years in the cellar.
In 1935, 22-year-old Marcel Mugneret, Dominique Mugneret’s grandfather, created Domaine Marcel Mugneret in Vosne-Romanee, which would later become Domaine Dominique Mugneret. In 1979 Marcel retired and the remainder of his vineyards were passed down to Dominique’s dad Denis. 1979 was also the first harvest as a salaried employee for Dominique, after finishing his viticultural degree at the wine school just outside of Beaune. Over time the domaine has gradually accumulated more land in the Cotes de Nuits, and today the estate makes 13 appellations over eight hectares. Since the 1999 vintage, Dominique has been at the reins of the estate.