Mongeard Mugneret – Bourgogne Rosé 2017
After World War I had devastated France, there was not enough money (nor appetite) for expensive red Bourgogne wines. As a matter of preservation the region started to develop rosé wines from their Pinot Noir grapes. Less concentration, more volume, but nevertheless possessing the characteristics of Pinot Noir.
The vines are planted on Jurassic soils with broken stones and limestone grit. This contributes to the dry, mineral character of the wine. In the cellar, the grapes are destemmed before fermentation (to reduce the tannins) and the wine is aged in big concrete vats to preserve the freshness.
This wine is made of 100% Pinot Noir, from 35 year old vines
This dry style rosé has hints of red fruits such as strawberry. It also has a nice mineral freshness
It can accompany all the meals, most likely with: a summer salad, skewered meats and the traditional side of beef.
About the wine maker
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.