Mondeuse Blanche

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France  Savoie 

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

Winemaker Maison Philippe Grisard
Features Unoaked, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Mondeuse Blanche
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Why We Have It

It's a rare Alpine grape made beautifully into a crisp clean wine. How could we not have it?

Why Choose This?

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.

More about

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

Wine Details

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

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.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The wine is floral at first, then hazelnuts and rich plum flavours come out. Exotic in flavour & very dry

Vintage 2013


Product Code 33GD0222X6
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13.0
In a nutshell A rediscovered beauty and worth discovering
Arrived 21 Dec 2023
Last Tasted 29 Jan 2024
mature evolution? No
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition 100% Mondeuse Blanche
No longer available
VintageProduct CodeAlcoholkeeps at least until


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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