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Gerard Mugneret Vosne Romanee Precolombiere Burgundy France, 2019, 750

Gerard Mugneret Vosne Romanee Precolombiere Burgundy France, 2019, 750

$ 159.00

Gerard Mugneret Vosne Romanee Precolombiere Burgundy France, 2019, 750

  • Etymology: Précolombière is mashup of the names of the 3 terroirs that compose the blend: Pré de la Folie, Commune, and Colombière.
  • Size: 1.31 ha (3.24 ac)
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Vine Age: Planted in 1929/1954/2011 (Colombière), 1985 (Pré de la Folie) and 1934/1967 (Commune)
  • Terroir: The three parcels are located in the heart of the village with similar terroirs of deep red clays but with a layer of stones at 1.5 meters' depth.
  • Viticulture: Uncertified biodynamic
  • Vinification: 55% whole cluster, ambient yeast ferment. Aged in oak barrels (25% new) for 12 to 18 months. Since 2016, very moderate sulfur additions: none during vinification, a little during élevage and before bottling, for a total of 15 to 20 ppm.

Pascal says that he used to be quite content to describe his Vosne-Romanée village, then a blend of 9 terroirs spanning the length of the appellation, as a highly representative example of Vosne. But for a decade he had been vinifying the parcels separately and trying all sorts of blends. Finally, he decided to make three Vosnes villages with a much more coherent geographical and textural definition.

This is Pascal’s Vosne with the most tension and he says it will be able to age as well as a premier cru. The tension comes from a layer of stones at 1.5 meters of depth but also from the very oldest vines in Colombière, planted in 1929. Due to the deep red clays, there is also plenty of fruit to buffer the tension, “and the tannins are not firm,” Pascal says. “They keep the drinker interested and call for another glass.”

 



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