Habit-Forming Burgs: 07, 08 Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanee

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"Gateway" Burgs
2007, 2008 Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée
Habit-Forming Burgundy - Priced for Serious Addiction

I find myself wanting to hoard these wines, to not tell anyone how good they really are, because I'd like to have them around for a while, to perhaps line my own cellar with them.

The simple truth is that, top to bottom, I love the wines the Mugneret sisters are producing.

Their Grand Crus Echezeaux, Clos Vougeot and Ruchottes, yes, are phenomenal. Their 1er Crus from NSG and Chambolle Feusselottes are as well. Then there are the villages level wines, particularly the sisters' Vosne-Romanée - the vines of which are literally in their backyard - and which, every vintage, really is off the quality-designation charts.

In my opinion, the Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée is among the absolute best “village” wines in the Côte de Nuits, demonstrating transparency and purity of fruit with a very clear pedigree. There's that certain “something” that makes connoisseurs and the casual oenophile alike sit up and say, “This is special.”

Today we offer two such wines from sisters Marie-Andrée and Marie-Christine Mugneret: Their 2007 and 2008 Vosne-Romanée. Today, these wines are priced and parceled to give you some for now and some for the cellar.

The true Burgundy geeks will easily recognize the value here and likely already know the story of the domaine and the very serious quality behind these bottles. Yet these are also the type of wines that I like to introduce as “gateway” Burgs for those just starting to investigate or get serious about the region. They practically guarantee a future addiction to Burgundy.

If you want to see (or want to show someone) what great Burgundy is all about - lucidity, detail, a kind of sensuality and mysticism that can pull out emotions - this is an ideal place to start. These Vosne-Romanées have the above in spades and, despite their humble “villages” designation could rival many of the region’s 1er Crus from less astute houses.

The 2007 vintage is proving to be one of our favorites for juicy, fresh, fun to drink red Burgundies, and Mugneret-Gibourg’s Vosne-Romanée is exemplary. Their 07 displays excellent, Vosne-spiced ripeness, “textured, solidly rich, velvety and round middle weight flavors” as the Burghound notes. It's all checked by fresh acidity and a sort of poise, a sort of shoulders-back, chin-up posture. (Both the 07 and 08 reviews from Burghound are below.)

Attractive and complementary to the 07, the 2008 Vosne-Romanée has an especially fine-tuned harmony of richness with energy. There's a push of earth and what the Burghound calls “a mouth-coating and seductive texture” pulled into line by a vintage signatory element of spice and acidity. This is what balance is all about.

Together, the two offer an excellent showcase to the house style, always elegant and vibrant, honest and compelling.  We really believe that both of these wines are worth indulging in now as well as cellaring for at least five to ten years. The sisters' dedication to preserving the individuality of each site as well as their increase in quality vintage after vintage are bringing this domaine into the front of the Côte de Nuits' pack. Yet while demand increases, their production remains the same - small. Today's offer is an opportunity to stock up on two of the greatest values from this village in these vintages.

To place your order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée

2007 Vosne-Romanée

Burghound: A riper and slightly more elegant nose of spicy red and blue pinot fruit leads to textured, solidly rich, velvety and round middle weight flavors that retain a lovely sense of detail as well as a subtle touch of minerality on the fresh, balanced and long finish. This is a quality villages that is worth a look.

2008 Vosne-Romanée

Burghound: An attractively spicy and fresh nose of dried berries and damp earth aromas leads to rich, delicious and energetic flavors that possess a mouth coating and seductive texture, all wrapped in a precise, balanced and long finish. Again, excellent quality for its level.

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