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2005 Mongeard-Mugneret, Domaine Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir: 750ml
about this wine:
The wines of Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits are expressed with much purity by their freshness and the intensity of the red and black fruits: currant, raspberry, blackcurrant.
Drunk in its opened out youth, but all the same not too early, the pinot is quite fruity, evolving then to the fur and the Underwood. It can be accompanied by a roasted red meat, of a sauté of veal Marengo, of a fricassee of rabbit in mustard sauce or of a cheese to the discrete perfume.
The Mongeard family arrived in Vosne-Romanée in the eighteenth century, and records show 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. His father had died five years before, and there was no one left to do the job. 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.
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