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 CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainChâteau MondorionEyeDark ruby
Vintage2010Nose Ripe red and black fruit with a hint of wood
AppellationSaint Emilion Grand CruMouthRich and lively, plenty of ripe fruits (raspberry, currant, cheery), a bit of oak,
AreaBordeaux spice and toast. Tannins are well integrated and it has a persistent finish
ColourRedDrink fromNow
GrapesMerlot (90%)Drink before2018
 Cabernet Franc (10%)Open 1 hour before
TypeDryDrinking temperature16-18°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…
SoilSuperficial sand on gravel or clay
Age of vines35 years old
Yield28 hl/ha
Maturing14 months in oak barrels
Production30,000 btls
BottledNovember 2011