Etoiles de Mondorion 2010 Saint Emilion Grand Cru - Château Mondorion

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Etoiles de Mondorion is the second wine of Château Mondorion and offers an amazing value for money for a wine ready to drink in its youth. With its aromas of ripe red and black fruit, slight wooden notes and a tasty finish, it is a perfect bottle to discover the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation for a more than reasonable price.
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Château Mondorion Eye Dark ruby
Vintage 2010 Nose  Ripe red and black fruit with a hint of wood
Appellation Saint Emilion Grand Cru Mouth Rich and lively, plenty of ripe fruits (raspberry, currant, cheery), a bit of oak,
Area Bordeaux   spice and toast. Tannins are well integrated and it has a persistent finish
Colour Red Drink from Now
Grapes Merlot (90%) Drink before 2018
  Cabernet Franc (10%) Open  1 hour before
Type Dry Drinking temperature 16-18°C
       
Food pairing
A very typical Saint-Emilion that will pair nicely with a simple meal: grilled sirloin steak and roasted potatoes, mushroom tagliatelle and a chocolate dessert.
 
A word about the domain
The Château Mondorion was named after Mondou, a hamlet near Saint-Emilion, and the four stars of the Orion constellation in reference to the four friends who bought it in 2000. Giorgio Cavanna, an adventurous Italian and three Bordelais friends decided to recreate a great wine in this lost vineyard. Mission accomplished:  after 10 years of development, Château Mondorion is now a reference in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation. It is also worth mentioning that they are treating the vines with the greatest care (manual harvest, controlled yield, low use of chemicals) and that everything in the domain is done manually.
 
What experts say
About the wine
Wine Spectator: 88
“Ripe and lively, offering lots of juicy raspberry confiture, currant preserves and cherry coulis notes spiked with toasted spice, red licorice and briar. Sports rambunctious fruit, with good grip on the balanced finish. Drink now through 2018.”

Le Guide Hachette des Vins: 1*
"Fruity and slightly woody with a hint of truffle, persistent on the palate, underpinned by elegant tannins."
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Superficial sand on gravel or clay
Age of vines 35 years old
Yield 28 hl/ha
Harvest Manual
Maturing 14 months in oak barrels
Production 30,000 btls
Bottled November 2011
Alcohol 14%