Domaine Mongeard Mugneret Gevrey Chambertin 2015 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Domaine Mongeard Mugneret Gevrey Chambertin 2015

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Domaine Mongeard Mugneret Gevrey Chambertin 2015 750ml


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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.'

Since 1997, Vincent Mongeard, Jean's son, has been responsible for viticulture and vinification of the domaine's wines. He persuaded his father to return to the traditional method of bottling, without filtration, filtering only with certain vintages. Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret today covers a total area of more than 25 hectares, divided into 22 appellations. Their vineyards are 45-50 years old on average, and are grafted with superior Pinot Noir clones. All of the wines are 100% de-stemmed with the exception of Richebourg, for which they include 1/3 stems for more tannic structure.

Category Red Wine
Region France, Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin
Brand Domaine Mongeard Mugneret
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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

Allen Meadows, January 15, 2017