André et Michel Quenard

Vieilles Vignes Chignin Mondeuse

8.911 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
Chignin, Savoie, France
Mondeuse
Top Notes For
Nate Wall

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

8.1

Generally I'm a big fan of the wines of Savoie, particularly Mondeuse with its blend of fruit, pepper, and savory earthiness. This wine just went a little too far into the pepper and savory realm, rather green, without enough fruit to balance it out. Great acid and structure, but perhaps 2013 was a cool or difficult vintage for Savoie reds?

Generally I'm a big fan of the wines of Savoie, particularly Mondeuse with its blend of fruit, pepper, and savory earthiness. This wine just went a little too far into the pepper and savory realm, rather green, without enough fruit to balance it out. Great acid and structure, but perhaps 2013 was a cool or difficult vintage for Savoie reds?

Dec 18th, 2015
Ely Cohn

Mondeuse is like a child of stripped Beaujolais and St. Joseph Syrah. I waited to open this but it’s still too green. It comes out an unfiltered ruby with perfumed iodine, dark fruits, lavender, and violet. But it’s watered viscosity doesn’t jive with big tannins. Give 1-3 years.

Mondeuse is like a child of stripped Beaujolais and St. Joseph Syrah. I waited to open this but it’s still too green. It comes out an unfiltered ruby with perfumed iodine, dark fruits, lavender, and violet. But it’s watered viscosity doesn’t jive with big tannins. Give 1-3 years.

Sep 10th, 2019
Hayden Beard

Medium bodied. Nose. Jammy red rassberry, mint, sage, and riverbed. Taste: dry crisp red fruits, with herbs all on a bed of stone. Lovely and perfect for thanksgiving.

Medium bodied. Nose. Jammy red rassberry, mint, sage, and riverbed. Taste: dry crisp red fruits, with herbs all on a bed of stone. Lovely and perfect for thanksgiving.

Nov 23rd, 2017
Keen Poon

Delicious cool climate red with great unexpected tannin structure.

Delicious cool climate red with great unexpected tannin structure.

Nov 28th, 2016
Jeremy Giesbrecht

Such a tasty little spicy treat... Love this stuff! #savoie #france #frenchwine

Such a tasty little spicy treat... Love this stuff! #savoie #france #frenchwine

Apr 5th, 2015
P A
9.5

Pleasant surprise smooth with a slight pepper. Enjoying at Char Cut Calgary a suggestion of their sommelier Matt. Highly recommended.

Pleasant surprise smooth with a slight pepper. Enjoying at Char Cut Calgary a suggestion of their sommelier Matt. Highly recommended.

Dec 20th, 2014
Kim Reisman McKee

Lots of pepper but flat otherwise for now. Easy drinking chilled. From Erika

Lots of pepper but flat otherwise for now. Easy drinking chilled. From Erika

Sep 24th, 2016
Brianna Carvalho (Rycyk)

Sales Verity Wine Partners

9.0

Brianna had this 4 years ago

Brianna had this 4 years ago

Jun 12th, 2015
Daniel Rich

Hospitality Chehalem Wines, Production Et Fille Wines

8.9

Daniel had this 5 years ago

Daniel had this 5 years ago

Mar 30th, 2015
Nick Demos

Nick had this 5 years ago

Nick had this 5 years ago

Nov 27th, 2014