I've been in Paris for a few days, enjoying the delicious break from London Living, and of course filling myself with wine, but inbetween all the usual slurping, it is always invigorating to find something new and worthwhile.
As such, am currently working my way through the bottle of 2004 Jean-Yves Péron Mondeuse VdP d'Allobrogie "Champ Levant" although I must admit this is the first wine from the vaunted appellation that I have ever tasted.
Apparently the fellow studied and learned his craft under Thierry Allemand, and then made his first strike with some interesting plots of Mondeuse for the 2004 vintage.
I don't know if it's the parentage suggestion or what, but the deep dark intense concentration certainly reminds one of the Allemand style. Then comes the fresh floral finish and the clear trembling vibration (this is one of those 'natural' wines afterall), but always stable and always intense. Lovely.
Don't know if it has already made its way to the States, but there are a few other cuvees I plan to check out.
Anyone have other info on this?