Mongeard Mugneret Marsannay Clos du Roy Blanc 2017
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This appellation is unique as it is considered to be a regional appellation although it is limited to a restricted area. The vineyards run parallel to those of the Côte de Nuits (to the west), but are higher in altitude (between 290 and 450 metres). Over 510 ha are planted with the Pinot Noir grape. The soil resembles that of the Côte de Nuits (limestone and marl). “Les Dames Huguettes” is without a doubt one of the best terroirs in the Hautes-Côtes as it is located just a few hundred metres from the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation. During World War 1 the vineyard was maintained by the women and this label is a tribute to them.
Vineyard selection and vinification
The average ages of the vines is 40 years old and naturally produces few grapes. Surrounded by walls, the grapes always reach full maturity. The grapes are manually picked and selected, and 100% destemmed. The wine is aged in demi-muids or large wooden barrels.
Character of the wine
Among the white wines of Marsannay, Clos du Roy will surprise with its citrus, honey and white flowers (hawthorn, acacia) notes. The mouth, full and round, opens on beautiful mineral frames, its length, its suppleness and its fat will encourage you to taste it, but your patience will be rewarded after 2 years of aging.
About the winemaker
In the heart of Burgundy, between the majestic Château de Clos de Vougeot and the small town of Nuits-Saint-Georges, the village of Vosne-Romanée is surrounded by the most prestigious wines.
Vincent Mongeard is currently heading the estate, and his family has cultivated vines for more than 8 known generations, that is to say from around 1620. The name Mongeard-Mugneret has been renowned since 1945, Eugène Mongeard being Vincent's grandfather and Edmée Mugneret being his grandmother.
He operates around 30 hectares of vines with the family, divided into 35 appellations. The Bourgogne Blancs come from the Chardonnay grape. Bourgogne Aligoté is a dry white wine made from a very old Burgundy grape variety with the same name. Pinot Noir is the only grape variety for all the other designations of Origin red, except for Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, where roughly 50% Gamay is blended with Pinot Noir.