Mondeuse Blanche

Rating:
96.6667% of 100
In stock
France  Savoie 

A rarity from the French Alps - and Syrah's parent. Go figure! Exotic in flavour & very dry.

Features Unoaked, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Varieties: Mondeuse Blanche
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Mondeuse Blanche 2019 75cl cl
£24.86
Mondeuse Blanche 2013 75cl cl
Special Price £19.20 Regular Price £24.86

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

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Maison Philippe Grisard
Country France
Region Savoie
Features Unoaked, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Mondeuse Blanche
Ripeness Normal
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.
Surprisingly exotic but very crisp.
It's a rare Alpine grape made beautifully into a crisp clean wine. How could we not have it?
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.
Tasting Notes

The wine is floral at first, then hazelnuts and rich plum flavours come out.

Vintage 2013
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2019
Product Code 33GD0219
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12
Last Tasted 2 Dec 2019
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 0 at Alpine Wines HQ
6 at London Warehouse
2013
Product Code 3314010
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12
Last Tasted 19 Sep 2018
Keep Until 2020
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 1 at Alpine Wines HQ
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