Mondeuse Blanche 2019, Philippe Grisard

£32.10
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Product code
33GD0219
France  Savoie 
Features "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 10 Apr 2021
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Mondeuse Blanche
It's a rare Alpine grape made beautifully into a crisp clean wine. How could we not have it?
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.

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

More Information
Winemaker Maison Philippe Grisard
Arrival Date 30 Dec 2020
Country France
Bottle Size 75cl
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Region Savoie
Variety Mondeuse Blanche
Vintage 2019
Last Tasted 10 Apr 2021
Alcohol 12
Ripeness Normal
Case Size 6
Composition 100% Mondeuse Blanche
Winemaking No Malolactic
Aged In Steel
Key Features "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from Online Exclusive
Bought In (year) 2020
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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.

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