I love when I get to try a grape for the first time. Maison Angelot Bugey Mondeuse allowed me the opportunity to do just that. Mondeuse is commonly grown in Savoie and Bugey yet very little is grown outside of the region. The grape is characterized by being low in alcohol and also a bit tannic if not grown in optimum conditions.
100% Mondeuse from the Bugey wine region in France. Unoaked and undergoing 100% carbonic maceration. 12% alcohol and a retail price of around $14.
The nose of this wine is captivating with aromas of earth, licorice, and hints of minerals. The palate is fairly straight-forward but definitely unique. The are tastes of black cherries and licorice with noticeable tannins and a bit of black pepper. The wine is lighter in body but very present in taste. A great first experience with Mondeuse!