Girard-Madoux Mondeuse 2018 - Savoie, France
Varietals: 100% Mondeuse
This wine features high-toned cherry flavors and spiciness, mild tannins and firm acidity that bears more than a passing resemblance to Syrah, its distant relative and near-neighbor. 2018 was an excellent year in Savoie with excellent ripeness and depth.
Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux founded his eponymous domaine in 2006, after repurchasing vineyards once owned by his grandfather. Hailed as an emerging star by the prestigious French magazine Guide Hachette and featured in Lettie Teague’s Wall Street Journal wine column, the domaine has quickly become a reference point producer of native Savoyard varietals such as Jacquere and Mondeuse.