The opinion of the sommelierMondeuse is one of my favourite grape varieties and it is from Savoie. It’s with Mondeuse that the greatest red wines of the region are elaborated. I like this juicy sensation that it creates, well balanced by firm tannins. Moreover, it has a lot of acidity, which underlines the crispy side of the red berries aromas. Eventually, good Mondeuses display some enjoyable peppery aromas as it is the case here.
TerroirLocated where the slopes start to get a little more sloping but still at the beginning of the mountains, this vineyard is not far from Chambéry, Savoie’s current capital city. The vines are planted on very stony soils that give to the wine its typical minerality.
Grape varietyMondeuse is, as most grape variety grown in Savoie, relatively rare outside of the Alps. Its perfect balance between tannin and acidity make it quite easy to drink it relatively young but also allow to keep it up to 5 years in the cellar where ageing will give it more ripe flavours. Some expert say that Mondeuse is halfway between Burgundy’s Pinot Noir and Northern Rhône’s Syrah.
VintageFrost stroke several times in 2017 and local winemakers lost around 20% of the harvest. Fortunately, the fact that vine stocks had less grape to carry when the summer eventually came made it easier for those to concentrate the grapes in sugar therefore delivering a very good vintage.
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It’s with Mondeuse that the greatest red wines of the region are elaborated.