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The origin of the name of this vineyard is unknown. In 1855, the vineyard was still known as “Clos des Fourches”, then in 1892 as “Clos Maréchal”, before becoming “Clos de la Maréchale” in the 20th century.

Research by historian Jean-François Bazin has shown that no marshal or marshal’s wife from the Second Empire had any connection with this village. Further research is required. To be continued…

On 1 November 2003, the estate was enlarged in one fell swoop from 4 to 14 hectares. Clos de la Maréchale, owned exclusively by the Mugnier family since 1902, returned to the estate at the end of a 53-year lease.

Clos de la Maréchale is a 9 ha 76 ares parcel. It is the largest monopole (appellation belonging to a single owner) in the Côte d’Or. The average age of the vines in 2008 was around 45 years.

Historically, the wines of Premeaux are regularly described as being among the best of Nuits-saint-Georges, albeit with a less “spirituous” (alcoholic) character and “exquisite finesse”.


Clos de la Maréchale has the straightforwardness and solidity of the wines from Nuits-saint-Georges, but without the austerity and rough tannins of the young wines from the central sector of Nuits. These wines need a few years of ageing before they fully come into their own, but they then develop a typical floral character tinged, it seems, with raspberry, iris and white lilac.