Learn about Mondeuse — taste profile, popular regions and more …
One of the oldest and distinctively scented red grape varieties of Savoie, Mondeuse is showing great potential as global demand for this rare wine grows. Benefitting from careful oak ageing, the best Mondeuse comes from the Bugey region or is sold as a varietal Vin de Savoie, often from a particular cru. Mondeuse grows with success in Switzerland as well, mainly in Vaud; tiny amounts appear in Sicily and California.
Tasting Notes for Mondeuse
Mondeuse is a dry, red wine with a medium body and bright acidity. The wines are often full of dark fruit, such as Damson plum and wild blackberry, accented by tart cherry. Vibrant aromas of pine, juniper, mint and black pepper are characteristic of Mondeuse.
Perfect Food Pairings for Mondeuse
Try seared pork chops, roasted duck, stuffed eggplant or pasta and morels with Mondeuse. A simple plate of heese and charcuterie would also showcase this variety’s unique
Sommelier Secrets for Mondeuse
DNA profiling has confirmed that Mondeuse and Syrah are related. The two have a lot of common characteristics, namely a dense color with black fruit on the palate and herbal or spicy aromas.
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Lagier Meredith Mondeuse 2012Mondeuse from Napa Valley, California
Lagier Meredith Mondeuse 2014Mondeuse from Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California