- The Wine
Mondeuse Blanche is a rarity but it has had a huge impact. This is the ancestor of no less than both Syrah and Viognier and it survived just up the side valleys that eventually merge into the Rhône.
There are only between 5 and 10 hectares left (thankfully this is increasing again).
It went out of fashion because in lazy hands, Mondeuse can make very sharp wine (the hint is in some of its alternative names which are "aigre" - i.e. sour).
Of course, in the right hands it's got delightful potential and we only buy from the right hands, like here at Philippe Grisard.
Flo says of the 2013 (September 2018) Notes of sherbert immediately hit the palette when drinking this wine rounding out into notes of magnolia and a small amount hazelnut. This is a fresh, dry and easy drinking wine
Why we have it:It's a rare Alpine grape made beautifully into a crisp clean wine. How could we not have it?
Why you should pick this wine:You like crystalline and crisp. Or you're exploring rare ancient grapes. Or you want to try the parent of Syrah and puzzle over how it happened.
What to expect:Surprisingly exotic but very crisp.
Serving Suggestions:Serve around 10°C, chilled but not too chilled.
Classic white wine matches really. But I love it with trout or arctic char, or even perch if you can get it. Especially pan fried with lemon, garlic, parsley and toasted hazelnut.
Mondeuse Blanche is not related to the red Mondeuse, it's just the habit that people had to use the same name for their local wines.
The wine is floral at first, then hazelnuts and rich plum flavours come out.
- Vintage Information
Product code GRISARDMONDEUSEBLANCHE Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Maison Philippe Grisard Serving Suggestion Serve around 10°C, chilled but not too chilled. Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Mondeuse Blanche Key Features Unoaked, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan Country France Region(s) Savoie Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Steel Vintages 2013 Last Tasted May 15, 2017 name: Mondeuse Blanche vintage: 2013 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 12 in London Warehouse
alcohol: 12 last checked in: 2018-09-19
Reviews for Mondeuse Blanche 2 item(s)
Apricot tangerine, musk and minerality
I found my tasting notes slightly inadequate to the experience - I was getting apricot and tangerine, musk and minerality; but the notes were really not as individual as the wine, which was, indeed baffling as a parent of Syrah and Viognier! I intended to follow your pairing advice and serve with trout, but in the absence of this at my local supermarket went with some kind of tropical catfish - which I decided could pretend to be an Alpine perch or zander for the occasion. Anyway, it was cooked in lemon juice and just a drop of the wine itself along with fresh thyme and rosemary and it paired admirably.
Mondeuse Blanche, 2013, Philippe Grisard
A lovely easy drinking wine which is very smooth indeed - lovely
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