2017 Gérard Mugneret Vosne-Romanée 'Cuvée Précolombière'

2017 Gérard Mugneret Vosne-Romanée 'Cuvée Précolombière' $124.95
3 Pack Pricing ($114.99/btl; use code GM17) $345.97

This is made up of three central Vosne vineyards blended together. Also 50% whole bunch vinification. Glowing mid purple. This has an extra dimension of sensuality, pure red fruit with a velvet touch, then the liveliness of the stems at the back. Spectacular persistence! - Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

Our exceptional sale continues, but while it does we aren't taking any time off from doing what we do best- celebrating great Burgundy!

Pascal Mugneret returned to his family domaine in 2005, leaving a career as an engineer, and since 2012 he has really come into his own. He is clearly a thoughtful winemaker, working along biodynamic lines and adjusting the percentage of whole cluster according to the demands of the vintage. The way he expresses himself on his informative website is commendable. "Everything I learned as an engineer has been useful – everything except to be Cartesian. You have to be tough and straight – but winemaking is a mix of reason and the heart. The problem is to find the right balance."

In recent years the percentage of whole cluster has gone up while the percentage of new oak has decreased. Pascal's ceaseless spirit of exploration and experimentation has led him to release three different Vosne villages cuvées. Their logic can hardly be intuited from the outside; rather, through long experience with of separately raising and tasting his 9 different Vosne parcels, Gérard has found a constellation of expressions that make more than the sum of their parts.

The cuvée Précolombière unites three parcels from the center of the villages, Pré de la Folie, Aux Communes and Colombière. The 2017, it's debut vintage, was vinified with 50% whole clusters and it's the most aromatically open of his Vosne cuvées. There is a beautiful layering of sour cherry, tart blackcurrant, turned earth and spice on the nose. Vibrant violet and rose notes can be found as well. The medium-bodied palate has fine velvety texture with a satisfyingly savory note towards the back. The finish is finely perfumed and it carries that particularly Vosne mixture of fruit and spice together for a long while. Don't miss out on this gem- Pascal's wines are not going to remain undervalued forever... 

Cheers,

- Spencer


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