Romain Chamiot Mondeuse, 2020, 750ml
Romain Chamiot’s 2020 Mondeuse pours a deep, bright purple that speaks to the sheer aromatic beauty within. The nose explodes with all sorts of vibrant fruits like blackberries, redcurrants, pomegranate, and candied cranberry before white pepper, alpine herbs, pipe smoke, iron, and crushed black rock savor come wafting in. The color and the nose might lead you to expect a full, tannic palate but this is lively downright juicy with medium-plus acidity and very fine tannins. It’s killer served with a slight chill in Burgundy stems, and the combination of dark fruit and cutting acid make it perfect for something like herb-crusted roast beef with horseradish. Don’t sleep on this—in a few years, you’ll be able to tell your friends you got to Savoie first!