At Monthelie – pronounced “Monthlie” – the first traces of vineyards date back to the 9th century. Situated between Volnay, Meursault and Auxey-Duresses, this village often remains unnoticed by the visitor on a journey from Volnay to Meursault, for many do not stop here in spite of the attractive old houses to be seen. There is also a Romanesque church typical of medieval Burgundy, and a castle dating back to the year 1000. Bouchard Pere & Fils owns three vineyards with complementary exposures (east, south and west) for a total surface area of 5.94 hectares.
T A S T I N G
TASTING NOTE: Rich aromas of different berry fruits. Perfumed and willowy on the palate, the wine expresses a delicate softness. Good ageing potential.
FOOD/WINE PAIRING: Poultry, game birds (quail, pigeon…).
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 14C to 18C
AGEING POTENTIAL: 5 years and more
K N O W – H O W
HARVEST: manual, in small cases of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each grape.
VINIFICATION: Following total or partial destemming on the vintage, fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensure optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 14 to 16 days.
MATURING: 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels, with 20 to 30 % new oak.
AGEING: These wines enjoy the optimum ambient conditions in the cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Chateau de Beaune.
V I N E Y A R D
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
EXPOSITION: From East to Southwest
SOIL OF THE APPELATION: Limestone and clay, predominantly clay
TOTAL SURFACE OF THE APPELATION IN PRODUCTION:72 hectares
DOMAIN SURFACE IN PRODUCTION: 5.94 hectares