Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Richebourg Grand Cru 2019

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The Mongeard family arrived in Vosne-Romanée in the 1620, with records showing a Mongeard working as vigneron for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in 1786. Their legacy now spans over eight generations, however they continue to produce wine with the utmost respect for tradition.
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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low (Low)
    High (High)
  • Aroma
    • Earthy
    • Herbal
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Cedar
    • Red Cherry
    • Strawberry

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Game
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • The Wine Advocate

    96
    "The 2019 Richebourg Grand Cru has turned out brilliantly, offering up a complex bouquet of cherries, berries and plums mingled with oriental spices, rich soil tones, rose petals and blood orange. Full-bodied, velvety and layered, it's muscular and concentrated, with huge reserves of fruit that largely conceal its broad-shouldered chassis of ripe, velvety tannins. Long and penetrating, this is the high point of Vincent Mongeard's portfolio this year."
  • Burghound

    94
    "Here too notes of wood toast and menthol are present on the slightly more elegant and notably spicier array of liqueur-like dark currant, sandalwood, Asian-style tea and a lovely range of floral elements. The succulent, suave and highly seductive broad-shouldered flavors possess good volume and solid density on the stony and youthfully austere finish that delivers excellent persistence where the only nit is a perceptible hint of warmth. Patience absolutely necessary"

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France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.

Burgundy

Burgundy is undoubtedly the home of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnays in the world, where vineyards, or Domaines have been producing wines for over 2000 years. Burgundy is located in the North-east of France, an hours drive from Lyon and 2 hours from Paris. With over 100 appellations, or sub-regions (more than any other wine region) Burgundy is known for being the most terroir-oriented region in the World. The finest red wines of Burgundy are found in the Côte d'Or, a string of villages including Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey St Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-St Georges.

There are flavours present in great Burgundys that are the envy of Pinot Noir producers worldwide. The elusive peacocks tail finish that goes on and on, and the pretty-elegance backed by Burgundy muscle is the goal of winemakers around the globe. The main levels in the Burgundy classifications, in descending order of quality, are: Grand crus, Premier crus, village appellations, and finally regional appellations. For the Chablis wines, a similar hierarchy of Grand Cru, Premier Cru and Village wines is used, plus Petit Chablis as a level below Village Chablis.

Richebourg

Richebourg is a Grand Cru appellation for exclusively red wines (Pinot Noir) in the Côte de Nuits region of Burgundy, France. These Burgundian Pinot Noirs are dark ruby in colour, gaining a more crimson hue with age. On the nose, expect red and black fruits, violets, and spices. With proper ageing, tertiary notes of underbrush, truffle, leather, and fur will develop. On the palate, these wines are powerful and complex, with elegant tannins and amazing length. Truly age-worthy, these Grands Crus will indeed benefit from long cellaring – even 20 to 30 years. (Generally, they should have at least 10 years’ ageing.)

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About the brand Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

Vincent Mongeard, who is as passionate as is ancestors, is committed not only to maintain and improve the family patrimony, but also to expand it, when there is an opportunity, this to winden the variety of the Domaine.

The property accounts today for approximately 30 hectares, spread on 35 appellations producing white Burgundy issued from the Chardonnay grape, but also essentially red wines issued from the Pinot Noir grape in the best climates of the Côte.

The vineyard is located in the mid-slope. Southeast orientation on a chalk and clay soils

'The Mongeard wines are on the oaky side yet with time in bottle they generally absorb most of it and become quite satisfying. And they have an uncanny ability to age well too. …reasonably good value as well.

– Burghound, Jan 2005

Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret, renamed since 1945, now operates, in the purist of the burgundy tradition, a large vineyard, from the Côte de Nuits to the Côte de Beaune, from Marsannay to the south of Dijon to Puligny-Montrachet, including all the most prestigious villages of the Côte: Gevrey-Chambertin, Vougeot, Nuits Saint Georges andSavigny les Beaune, the centre of the exploitation remaining in Vosne Romanée.

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