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An Atherton Wine Imports Direct Domaine

The Mongeard family has been making wine in Burgundy since the 16th Century and Vincent Mongeard is the latest family member to run the Domaine. Vincent has continued the long tradition of meticulous vineyard management and a style of winemaking that produces elegant, long-lived wines.

The grapes are hand-harvested, de-stemmed and go through a 4-5 day cold maceration before natural yeasts initiate the primary fermentation. The wines complete fermentation in temperature-controlled vats over a period of 12-15 days and are subsequently gravity-fed into barrels. A varying percentage of new oak is used every year and all the oak is air-dried and slightly toasted. Vincent only racks once and tops off the barrels regularly to ensure a minimal exposure to oxygen. The wines complete their malolactic fermentations in barrel and age for 18-22 months before being bottled unfiltered.

Praise for Mongeard-Mugneret

“The Mongeard wines are on the oaky side yet with time in bottle they generally absorb most of it and become quite satisfying. And they have an uncanny ability to age well too. …reasonably good value as well.” – Burghound, Jan 2005

“This is clearly a source for excellent, sometimes stunning and exotic, red burgundy” – Robert Parker, Burgundy

“full, sturdy well-coloured wines, with plenty of concentration.” – Clive Coates, Cote D’Or

Featured Wines

  • Richebourg (Next to the DRC vines)
  • Grands Echezeaux (40-55 year old vines)
  • Echezeaux
  • Clos Vougeot
  • Vosne "Petits Monts" (adjacent to Richebourg)
  • Nuits "Boudots"
  • Vosne "Orveaux"
  • Beaune "Avaux"
  • Nuits “Les Plateaux” (25-40 year old vines)
  • Chambolle-Musigny (30 year old vines)
  • Vosne Romanee
  • Savigny "Narbantons"