The ultimate red grape from the Alpine arc, Mondeuse disappeared from the Geneva vineyards over the past century. Rediscovered at the Mermoud estate in 2000, it has seduced by its qualities to definitively find its place.
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Producer: Damien Mermoud
Grape variety: Mondeuse
Origin: AOC Genève
Vintage: 2020
Viticulture: Biodynamique
Certification: Bio Fédérale conversion
Harvest: Manual
Native yeast: Yes
Capacity: 75 cl
Decantation: No
Serving temperature: 14 - 16 ° C
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol.

Info about the grape variety

Grape variety: Mondeuse
Traditional (planted before 1900) | 5 HA in Switzerland (0,03%)

An old variety from Savoie (F), Mondeuse Noire takes its name from Maldoux, in reference to its high natural acidity. The DNA test revealed a parent-child link with Mondeuse Blanche, which places Mondeuse as the half-sister or grandmother of Syrah, and which explains why she is often referred to as Grosse Syrah. In Switzerland, Mondeuse Noire was widespread before the 19th century on the Lake Geneva region and in Valais under the name of Gros Rouge. This vigorous and disease-sensitive grape variety is finding renewed interest in it today and produces spicy wines with marked tannins.