2019 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits “Les Dames Huguettes”, Burgundy, France
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ABOUT THIS WINE
100% Pinot Noir from vines that are an average of 35 years of age. All fruit is exclusively hand-harvested and carefully sorted. The wine is lowered into the cellar by gravity and put into new barrels in a proportion that varies according to the vintage. After a few months in barrels, the malolactic fermentation will transform the malic acid into lactic acid and thus reduce the acidity of the wine. The spring racking then makes it possible to rid the wines of the fine lees and to eliminate a large proportion of the carbon dioxide. Weekly topping-up ensures the barrels are fully filled, as any contact between the young wine and the air must be avoided. A second racking the following winter prepares the wines for bottling. The wine is aged in 1-year-old barrels.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
The village of Vosne-Romanée lies between Dijon and Beaune in the heart of the Côte de Nuits region, near the prestigious Château du Clos Vougeot and Nuits St Georges.
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.
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.