Domaine Mongeard Mugneret Gevrey Chambertin 2015
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This Gevrey-Chambertin is made by a family making wine in Burgundy since the 18th century, and records show a Mongeard working as vigneron for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in 1786. In 1945, Jean Mongeard, whose mother was a Mugneret, found himself making wine at the age of 16. His father had died five years before, and there was no one left to do the job. The entire 1945 crop was purchased by Baron le Roy, Marquis d'Angerville and Henri Gouges. Gouges instructed the young Mongeard to personally bottle the wines, rather than sell in barrel, because of the exceptional quality of the family's wines. This Gevrey is made from 100% handpicked de-stemmed Pinot Noir. Robert Parker describes the wines: 'The style of winemaking seems to extract rich, supple, concentrated fruit from the grapes...The wines always seem to show well young, but also age nicely for 10-15 years.'
|Region||France, Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin|
|Brand||Domaine Mongeard Mugneret|
BurghoundThere is a relatively refined mouth feel to the delicious and solidly intense flavors that culminate in a rustic but solidly persistent and complex finale, even though reduction masks the underlying fruit today. 88-90