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Mongeard-Mugneret – A very Fine Burgundy family

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Bacco was packed out for our March masterclass as we focussed on the superb red wines of Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret.

Situated in the hallowed village of Vosne-Romanée just to the north of Nuits St Georges, the estate dates back to the 1920’s when the two families merged their vineyards but the Mongeard dynasty traces back to 1620.

With such a great turnout we were able to maximise the spend on wine as we tasted through a very serious selection.

Starting off with the Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2014 – this was a good insight into well made Burgundy with elegance and depth and a straightforward direct fruit.

The estate owns 30 hectares spread over 28 different Appellations and we now moved south to Savigny-Les-Beaune – a village with an ever improving reputation.

With the Village 2011 being contrasted with the Premier Cru 2013 Les Narbantons they were fascinating to taste with a superb chicken liver terrine.

The 2011 was perfectly mature and better just for drinking on its own, whereas the 2013 1er Cru was vibrantly full of fruit with better structure to deal with the richness of the dish.

Bacco then produced an utterly sublime beef bourguignon that was perfect with the Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Orveaux 2012 and the Echezeaux Grand Cru 2013.

We were now entering seriously expensive territory at £80.00 & £110.00 respectively.

A spot of cheese followed with one of the estate’s flagship wines – Clos de Vougeot 2013 Grand Cru. Utterly fabulous at £149.00 a bottle with many illustrious years left ahead.