2019 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots Premier Cru
Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret farms an impressive 75 acres of vineyards across much of the Cote d'Or in Burgundy, covering 35 separate appellations. While this leads to many different styles of wines to be produced, their house style leans towards rich and supple wines, with impressive concentration that show well in their youth yet age with ease. Other than a portion of their Richebourg, all grapes are fully destemmed before a cool soak of 4-5 days prior to alcoholic fermentation. As a guide no more than 50% new oak is used in their premier cru wines, while up to 70% is used in their top grand cru plots. The wines are bottled after 18-22 months with no filtration.
Les Suchots is the largest premier cru in Vosne-Romanee, situated between the grand crus of Echezeaux on one side, and Romanee-Saint-Vivant and Richebourg on the other. Soils here are richer than the other premier cru plots further up the slope, and produces wines with excellent perfume and character.