Region: Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Pure and youthful Pinot Noir that expresses fresh and intense fruit with clarity. Currant, raspberry, and black currant are all carried on a concentrated wave of velvety tannins delivering a long finish. Drink now, or enjoy in 10 years!
Pairing: Younger, more tannic Pinot Noir wines such as this pair well with pork, rich beef cuts like filet mignon, and game dishes. Stews, wild mushrooms, and root vegetables also make good partners at the table. A classic pairing is Beef Bourguignon. Char siu pork or crispy duck pancakes are super fun with this wine as well. Banh Xeo by Kay Chun is a delicious Vietnamese style pancake that has an awesome balance of fresh herbs, salty meats, and sweet shrimp all tucked into crisp lettuce cups. Yum!
About: Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret is a Burgundy estate with a long history of making fine Pinot Noir wines in Vosne-Romanée.
Pinot Noir is the most significant variety in the portfolio, supplemented with a small number of white wines made from Chardonnay and Aligoté.
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.