Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Bourgogne Hautes Côtes De Nuits `La Croix` 2018
Incredibly balanced, supple tannin structure and great length. Top Quality Pinot.
Mongeard-Mugneret are an outstandingly consistent domaine located in Vosne, Burgundy, with incredible holdings throught the Côtes de Nuits. ‘La Croix’ is a vineyard located in the Hautes Côtes, on the upper slopes. These sites really shine and offer incredible value in good vintages, such as 2017, offering 1er Cru intensity and longevity. Incredibly balanced, supple tannin structure and great length.
Producer: Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret
Region/Country: Burgundy, France
Grape/s: Pinot Noir
Production Method: Sustainable viticulture. Stainless steel fermentation and maturation in third use oak.
Style: Fresh, subtlety fruity and velvet texture
Pairing Suggestion: Game, poultry, vegetable dishes
Variety: Pinot Noir
Profile: Known as the Heartbreak grape owing to its tumultuous nature in the vineyard. Pinot Noir is best suited to cooler regions, including most famously Burgundy in France where it produces the most sought after and expensive wines in the world. Thin skinned and early ripening, Pinot is a very transparent variety, capable of showing subtle differences in terroir and pronounced regional character. Flavours found in young Pinot include raspberries, strawberries, cherries and violets; with time these evolve into a bouquet often reminiscent of game, liquorice and autumnal undergrowth.
Classic Regions: Burgundy, Loire Valley, Alsace (France), Baden, Ahr (Germany), Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula (Australia), Walker Bay (South Africa), Russian River Valley, Oregon (USA)