Sunday, February 19, 2017

Domaine Georges MUGNERET-GIBOURG (Vosne-Romanée) -- 2015 Tasted from Barrel

This was one of my magical visits tasting 2015s, where wine after wine was beyond expectation. If you are interested in the 2015 vintage I strongly urge you to seek the wines of Mugneret-Gibourg out, whether the Bourgogne or the grands crus, even though they can be difficult to come across.

Following a 2014 vintage that was about normal in quantity, 2015 is down about 20% and 2016 will be down about 40% from normal. Harvesting began on 4 September. As usual, there is no whole cluster used here, although in 2017 there likely will be a separate cuvée of Vosne-Romanée made with whole clusters as an experiment. Malolactic fermentations began over the winter and finished in March 2016, and the wines were then racked in July. (Continue reading here.)