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Romain Chamiot-Mondeuse-Vin de Savoie-2014

Romain Chamiot
Mondeuse
Vin de Savoie
2014

$28.00

Half acre parcel hillside parcel of 80-year-old-vine Mondeuse (that’s the grape) in the Savoie, French Alps. Natural fermentation in stainless steel, then one year in older barriques before bottling. Deep red color. Smell and taste wild red cherries, cranberry sauce, mulling spices, tobacco leaf, thyme, white pepper, pomegranate. Medium/high acidity, fine tannins, no oak flavor. Finish is long and earthy.

Importer notes:
“Romain Chamiot exploits a minuscule 0.2-hectare hillside parcel of 80-year-old Mondeuse in Apremont. Natural fermentation in stainless steel, then one year in older barriques before bottling. It is a particularly vibrant, complex Mondeuse. The old vines lending a deeply sappy and concentrated fruit character. Only 40 or so cases make their way into the US each vintage.”
 
Romain Chamiot is in his 30's and has only has 0.25 hectares of red wine (Mondeuse) and makes about 3000bts.  Some of the vines are 100yrs old, but they are replanted as needed to the average is probably somewhere in the 50yr range.  Fermentation in tank, then 10mos in barrels that are replaced when needed.  All the reds are manual harvest. Very low SO2, as with the whites, on the order of 30mg/L of free sulphur after the correction at bottling.  



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