AOC Mont-sur-Rolle Grand Cru, “Mondeuse noire & Pinot noir”
Mondeuse noire, very wide-spread in the Canton of Vaud 200 years ago, was decimated (1870) by Phyloxera (a disease brought from America by ship in the early 1800s), which devastated European vineyards. The remedy was to graft European grape varieties onto American vines. In Switzerland, it wasn’t replanted until the 1990s, having a late maturity and needing too much care. This relative of the famous Syrah produces a wild and peppery wine, and a fortunate marriage with Pinot noir, bringing finesse and fruitiness, makes it a first- class wine. This blend is kept for 24 months in casks, and then stored in bottles until maturity.
A perfect accompaniement for meat, particularly game, as well as cheeses.
Serving temperature: 15-17°C
Aging: 7 to 10 years from purchase.