Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux Grand Cru Cote de Nuits, France 2019
VINTAGE : 2019
COUNTRY : FRANCE
REGION/APPELLATION : Burgundy Cote de Nuits
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
The Mongeard family arrived in Vosne-Romanée in the eighteenth century, with records showing 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. 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 (Stay tuned for Thursday's offer.)
In 1975, Vincent Mongeard, Jean’s son, began working alongside his father and became 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. Jean Mongeard retired in 1995, and Vincent assumed complete leadership of the Domaine. Respectful of the tradition, Vincent Mongeard practices the vinification at the Domaine with the greatest care.
The 2019 Vintage while small provided a perfect state of health, excellent phenolic maturity and good acidity. “The magic of another magnificent “9” vintage…”
2019 Echezeaux The wines are a clear garnet or ruby red, the exact hue often varying considerably. When young these wines have vanilla-scented, smoky, earthy aromas, combined with suggestions of red fruits and spices. After a few years the nose becomes more complex, with scents of mushrooms, truffles or woodland undergrowth. The great complexity of the bouquet makes this a wine both rich and feminine; fat and mellow, with fine, delicate, and supple tannins.