2012 Gerard Mugneret Passetoutgrain

"The Mugneret family were the owners of the first domaine we got to know back in 1968. Their wines were generous, and so were they, inviting us to be their guests at the annual banquet dedicated to St. Vincent, the patron saint of winemakers. We visited back and forth, and when I began to put a list together in 1976, Rene Mugneret permitted me to list his wines. This is not a media-seeking domaine. The wines are quiet, sure of themselves, and Rene's son, Gerard, and grandson, Pascal, have no need to produce what I call "noisy" wines. The wines have dignity, age beautifully and are welcoming from cask onwards. Our allocation is not vast as the family has a long list of private customers. Their Passetoutgrain and Bourgogne Rouge have achieved cult status in certain American cities. Clive Coates described the wines as "pure, focused, rich and stylish. Sadly, the wine is rarely found on the export market"" - Importer [+]