Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret is a Burgundy estate with a long history of making fine Pinot Noir wines in Vosne-Romanee.
For more than eight generations, the Mongeard family has been established in Vosne-Romanée since the year 1620, right in the midst of the Côte de Nuits, producing wine with the utmost respect for tradition.
The Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret, renamed since 1945, now operates a large vineyard in the purist of the burgundy tradition. My grand-father was Eugène Mongeard and my grand-mother Edmée Mugneret.
The property accounts today for approximately 30 hectares, spread on 35 different 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 estate now has 30 hectares (75 acres) of vineyards in around 35 different vineyards, with an average vine age of more than 40 years. The most sought-after wines in Mongeard-Mugneret's catalog are six grand cru-designated wines made from parcels in four esteemed vineyards: Échezeaux, Grands Échezeaux, Clos de Vougeot, and Richebourg, in which the Richebourg is from vines adjacent to those of the infamous Domaine de la Romanée Conti in Richebourg.
Winery/Brand: Domaine Mongeard Mugneret
Area: Pernand Vergelesses
Wine Advocate: 91
Wine Spectator: 91
Allen Meadow: 89-92
Type: Red Wine
Packing: Original Carton of 12 bottles
Classification: Premier Cru - Burgundy
(RP=91) The 2018 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses is another success, delivering aromas of cherries, blackberries, exotic spices, raw cocoa, and peonies. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with lively acids to underpin its gourmand core of fruit, it concludes with a nicely defined finish.
(WS=91) Bright cherry, plum, and pomegranate flavors are accented by oak spice in this plush red. It firms up nicely and stays vibrant, with a fresh, invigorating finish. Best from 2023 through 2035.
(AM=89-92) While hardly invisible, the wood treatment is a bit more subtle on the poached plum, cassis, and humus-inflected earth. There is a very good punch to the well-detailed middle weight flavors that possess a beguiling texture that contrasts mildly to the nicely balanced, firm, and moderately rustic finish.
WA90 WS92 AM89