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2002 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

Original price was: $899.00.Current price is: $850.00.
  • Producer
    Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
  • Size

The Mongeard family arrived in Vosne-Romanée in the eighteenth century, with records showing 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 in the place of his father who had died years earlier.

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. In 1975, Vincent Mongeard, Jean’s son, began working alongside his father and became responsible for viticulture and vinification of the domaine’s wines. He persuaded his father to return to the traditional method of bottling, without filtration, filtering only with certain vintages.

Jean Mongeard retired in 1995, and Vincent assumed complete leadership of the domaine. Today, Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret covers a total area of more than 75 acres, split among 35 appellations. The varied range of climats in which the Mongeards own vineyards results, naturally, in wines of great diversity.

Tasting Notes

91-94 Points Allen Meadows
Here the wood has become intrusive and while this wine has an excellent track record of absorbing the wood with time, this is sufficiently tender and forward plus it doesn’t possess the superb density of the old vines Ech that it may or may not ever absorb it. My score offers the benefit of the doubt because as noted, this wine really does have a consistent history of eating its oak. I look forward to tasting it again from bottle.

2002 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru