“Here’s presence!” exclaims Hugh Johnson’s Wine Guide. Nowadays the vineyard is divided among numerous owners and for this reason no single description can be applied to the reds wines. There are, however, common features: very intense colour ranging from strawberry red to deep garnet; a suave bouquet, redolent of springtime of blown roses at dawn, of violets in the morning dew, of moist mignonette... Add to these blackberries, raspberry, wild mint, liquorice and truffle... On the palate, the taste is masterful, rich, succulent and mellow, combining elegance and delicacy with meaty fullness. A long finish in the mouth and long aging potential (anything from 10 to 30 years and sometimes even more).
While members of the Mongeard family have been in Vosne-Romanée since 1620, it was the marriage of Eugène Mongeard to Edmée Mugneret in the 1920s that brought together vineyards from both families. Even then, the fruit was sold to producers such as Marquis d'Angerville and Henri Gouges and it was on Henri Gouge's advice that, in 1945, Eugène and Edmée's son Jean began estate-bottling the wine for the first time and releasing them commercially under the name Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret. Today, this large and important domaine is run by their grandson, Vincent Mongeard.
With approximately 30 hectares, spread over 35 different appellations including prized parcels including a great assortment of Grand Crus such as Échézeaux, Vougeot, Grands- Échézeaux and Richebourg, not to mention 10 premier crus in both the Cote de Nuits and the Cote de Beaune, this is an excellent source for well-priced, top end burgundies that have excellent concentration and drink well in their youth but also have the structure and stuffing to age extremely well too.