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: Savigny les Beaune
Wine Advocate: 91
Allen Meadow: 87-89
Type: Red Wine
Grapes Varieties: Pinot Noir
Packing: Original Carton of 12 bottles
Classification: Premier Cru - Burgundy
(RP=91) Offering up aromas of sweet berry fruit, petals, and spices, framed by a deft application of toasty oak, the 2018 Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons is medium to full-bodied, fleshy, and layered, with a generous, broad-shouldered profile that's typical of the vintage but which avoids excess.
(AM=87-89) Here too there is a whiff of herbal tea to the decidedly ripe yet still reasonably fresh aromas of black cherry, raspberry, and humus-tinged earth. The sleeker and finer though not denser medium-bodied flavors also possess a beguiling texture before terminating in a more complex if slightly warm finish. This is very ripe and a wine that should be approachable on the younger side.