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The Mondeuse Grape


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About Mondeuse

(Synonyms: Gros Rouge, Grosse Syrah, Maldoux, Persagne, Petite Persaigne, Plant Maldoux, Savoyan.)

Background

Map showing the Dauphiné region of France.

Mondeuse is a red-wine grape originating in the Dauphiné, a French region (formerly a province) in the east. Though the grape’s formal full name is “Mondeuse Noire” (sometimes rendered “Mondeuse Noir”, no e), it is usually just called Mondeuse. (There is a Mondeuse Blanche grape, but it is quite minor: 12 acres in the world as of 1999.)

Mondeuse wines are deeply colored, aromatic (dark-red fruit), tannic, acidic, and with a full and distinctive palate. The best specimens also finish with a (desirable) bitter-ish cherry tang reminescent of many Italian red wines; indeed it was once thought that Mondeuse was a Refosco; but modern DNA analysis showed that that was not so. The wines typically age well.

Factoid: DNA analyses show that Mondeuse is related to Syrah, either as a half-sibling or grandparent.

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Some Descriptions of Mondeuse Wines

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Some Mondeuses to Try

(About this list.)

Because Mondeuse is not well known in the U.S., its market availability is sadly sparse. These are about the only reasonably available Mondeuse wines, and not all of them are as available as we usually prefer for entries in these lists.


Maison Angelot Mondeuse
(Bugey A.O.C.)

• This wine’s Wine Searcher “Tasting Notes” page.
• This wine’s CellarTracker review pages.
• This wine’s CellarTracker review pages.
  (CellarTracker has two separate listings for this wine.)
• Retail offers of this wine listed by Wine Searcher
• Retail offers of this wine listed by 1000 Corks



Jean Perrier et Fils Mondeuse Vieilles Vignes “Cuvée Gastronomique”
(Vin de Savoie appelation)

• This wine’s Wine Searcher “Tasting Notes” page.
• This wine’s CellarTracker review pages.
• This wine’s CellarTracker review pages.
  (CellarTracker has two separate listings for this wine.)
• Retail offers of this wine listed by Wine Searcher
• Retail offers of this wine listed by 1000 Corks



Eugene Carrel & Fils Jongieux Mondeuse
(Jongieux cru)

• This wine’s Wine Searcher “Tasting Notes” page.
• This wine’s CellarTracker review pages.
• This wine’s CellarTracker review pages.
  (CellarTracker has two separate listings for this wine.)
• Retail offers of this wine listed by Wine Searcher
• Retail offers of this wine listed by 1000 Corks



Charles Gonnet Chignin “Vieilles Vignes” Mondeuse
(Chignin cru)

• This wine’s Wine Searcher “Tasting Notes” page.
• This wine’s CellarTracker review pages.
• Retail offers of this wine listed by Wine Searcher
• Retail offers of this wine listed by 1000 Corks



Philippe Ravier Saint Jean de la Porte Mondeuse
(Saint Jean de la Porte cru)

• This wine’s Wine Searcher “Tasting Notes” page.
• This wine’s CellarTracker review pages.
• This wine’s CellarTracker review pages.
  (CellarTracker has two separate listings for this wine.)
• Retail offers of this wine listed by Wine Searcher
• Retail offers of this wine listed by 1000 Corks

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For a Splurge

We could find no reasonably available Mondeuse wines better enough than those listed above as to justify a “splurge” price.

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