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The silky persistence and enveloping aromas of Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanée is what is often meant when one calls any wine “Burgundian.” There are few estates that capture the seductive power of Burgundian Pinot Noir as faithfully as does Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg in Vosne.
To wit, the Mugneret sisters today are one of the leading talents in all of Burgundy. Their very small production is highly sought-after (and often in vain) by the world’s connoisseurs, simply because Mugneret Burgundy offers such a subtle yet potent impression of Burgundy’s most hallowed terroirs.
The Mugnerets care for their vineyards sustainably, using natural treatments if necessary (but very infrequently). Plowing between the rows to control weed growth and green harvesting to control yields is the norm.
Grapes are harvested by hand and are sorted on a sorting table at the cellar. Fruit is destemmed and fermented in temperature-controlled tanks on indigenous yeasts. Wines are aged in French oak barrels for 18 months; villages wines see 10-20 percent new wood; premier cru wines 30-50 percent; and grand cru wines up to 70 percent. Wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Returned entirely to family hands after the end of a decades-long metayage agreement, ‘La Colombière,’ a vineyard that backs on to the family domaine, is a sprightly and savory Pinot Noir, with violet aromas and a long finish.
Producer: Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg
Varietal: Pinot Noir