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2017 Mount Majura Mondeuse

Canberra District, NSW

One of the few plantings of Mondeuse in Australia brought to bottle by Frank Van der Loo.

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This has to be among my finds of the year!

Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Frank Van der Loo first became interested in Mondeuse back in 2002 during a trip to France.

He sourced some cuttings when he got back to Australia, planted them in gardens here and there for a while, until in 2010 when he decided to plant one and a half rows on the Mount Majura vineyard. It's taken off since then.

This is the third incarnation of the Mount Majura Mondeuse. As a variety, it's closely related to Shiraz but this has a feel all of its own.

Perfumed yet earthy, crackling with spice and energy, this is a fascinating wine.

About Mount Majura

Mount Majura is one of the most exciting producers in Canberra.

They are quickly gaining fame for producing top class Rieslings and alternative varieties with sensational value across the range.

Winemaker Frank van der Loo's obsessive focus on the terroir and his attempts to find the perfect variety for each patch of dirt under Mount Majura ownership, are resulting in unique and spectacular wines for the region.

Winemaker Frank van der Loo
Winemaker Frank van der Loo
Canberra District, NSW
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From The Producer

While working vintages in France in 2002 and 2004, a friend introduced me (Frank, winemaker) to Philippe Grisard in (Australian law prevents me mentioning the name of the region) where I tasted mondeuse noire for the first time, and was struck by its delicious spicy character. I also sympathised with a variety and region that in the traditional French hierarchy were relegated to 'petit vin' status.

I obtained some cuttings from Robert Fiumara at Lillypilly and had them hanging around in vegie gardens and nursery patches for years before finally planting a too-small row and a half in 2010. The area has now been expanded to 0.4Ha, and 2017 is the third release of this wine.

While the similarity in spelling to deuce in tennis might mislead some, we prefer to pronounce it as the savoiyards do (there, snuck it in!). Mondeuse is either a grand-parent or a half-sibling of shiraz.

Blend : Mondeuse (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Mount Majura winery
Mount Majura winery
Canberra District, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"This has to be among my finds of the year! The varietal personality is spot on in that quasi alpine-white pepper-violet-iodine sort of way. A little riper and more chocolatey than examples from the Savoie, with less astringency than those called Refosco, in Italy's Friuli. Nevertheless, the overall impression is one of refreshment, poise, mettle, grace and sheer deliciousness. Far from prosaic, it is a wine to drink with a large grin." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"Well. Wines like this make you re-realise what an interesting place Australian wine is nowadays. This is fresh, clean and racy with acidity but it’s alive with spicy character and is damn near mesmerising from start to finish. Nobody told me there’d be wines like these. Firm, savoury, smoky, brushed with leaves, fruity only as much as it needs to be. Sophisticated. For the mature palate, as they say. Very very good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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