While a year's aging has softened the tight acidity of the Mondeuse, it's also left the wine somewhere between fresh fruit and maturity. It makes for a wine that offers acidity and just the beginning of a smooth, red fruit structure. Keep until mid-2015 for the process to be complete.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.