The village of Vosne-Romanee lies between Dijon and Beaune in the heart of the Cote de Nuits region, near the prestigious Chateau du Clos Vougeot and Nuits St Georges.
For more than eight generations, the Mongeard family has been established in Vosne-Romanee since the year 1620, right in the midst of the Cote de Nuits, producing wine with an 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 Eugene Mongeard and my grand-mother Edmee 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 Cote.
The wonderful exposure enjoyed by the Vosne Romanee premier cru "En Orveaux" vineyards endows these wines with a deep ruby colour and aromas of red fruits, blackcurrants and raspberries. Their robust and richly perfumed bouquet imbues them with a character at once silky and rustic. Their freshness and mellowness, combined with a certain sensuous vinosity renders them a worthy rival to other Vosne Romanee premier crus. This is a supremely well-balanced wine.
There is a background touch of wood spice framing the violet and dark berry fruit aromas where notes of earth, anise and a hint of underbrush can also be found and continues onto the delicious, round and velvety flavours that possess a seductive mouth feel on the balanced, long and sappy finish.