Made from a 1.08 ha parcel, the 'Orveaux' vineyard lies between the Echezeaux Grand Cru vineyard and a forest, giving shade and freshness to the finished wine. The grapes are de-stemmed and are fermented in stainless steel tanks before being run off by gravity into French oak barrels, 35% of which was new. The wine was bottled without filtering.
Renowned for producing some of the finest and most expensive wines in the world, it is one of the jewels in the Côte de Nuits’ crown and boasts the biggest concentration of top vineyards in the entire Côte d’Or with some of the world’s finest producers - not only with talent, but pioneers of innovation.
The wines are intense and powerful with finesse and elegance. Although Vosne-Romanée’s Grand Cru wines of La Tache, La Romanée and Richebourg are a wine aficionado’s household names (and dreams), the commune’s Premier Cru wines are magnificent and with a well deserved reputation.
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.