Domaine Mongeard Mugneret Vosne-Romanée Les Petits Monts 2015

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The Mongeard family arrived in Vosne-Romanée in 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.

Robert Parker describes the wines of the domaine: '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. Look for a lightly spicy, ripe and fresh nose on the 2014 with notes of pomegranate, cinnamon, black cherry and soft wood. There is nice minerality on the stony and energetic medium weight flavors with a saline-inflected finish.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Vosne-Romanée
Brand Domaine Mongeard Mugneret
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BurghoundAn ultra-spicy nose is comprised by essence of plum liqueur, violet, lavender and once again moderate wood influence. There is excellent richness to the velvet-textured and mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that coat the mouth with sappy dry extract on the tautly muscular and notably powerful finish. Petits Monts can alternate between a wine of refinement and finesse, or be like a mini Richebourg; in 2015 this is like a smaller version of the domaine's Richebourg.

Allen Meadows, January 15, 2017