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Producer: Domaine Rene MonnierGrape Varieties: 100% Pinot NoirOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: A very accessible style of BurgundyAlcohol by Volume: 12%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
Domaine René Monnier is a leading and sought-after producer situated in the heart of Meursault. With over 18 hectares of vineyard in the most prestigious Crus of the Côte de Beaune, Domaine René Monnier is one of the largest privately owned domains in the region. Founded in 1723, the domain is now in the hands of the tenth generation, with all the wines being skilfully made by Xavier Monnot. Domaine René Monnier's white wines are fresh and stylish avoiding an excessive use of oak, while the reds are the epitome of fine Burgundy demonstrating the balanced, silky style of this house.
2016 was generally a challenging vintage due to a severe frost on April 27th which damaged a large part of the crop and resulted in lower yields. Fine weather in September helped to rescue this vintage. The fruit that remained was good quality, without extremes of acidity, alcohol or fruit concentration, resulting in a classic style of Burgundy.
The vineyards are farmed according to "la lutte raisonnée", using sustainable agriculture methods, reducing the use of chemicals in order to respect the land and its environment. The soils in the vineyard are limestone mixed with marl, retaining moisture in dry weather, but also offering good drainage in cooler weather.
Picked at optimum maturity, the grapes were vinified using traditional methods. Fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the aromatic characteristics and the essence of terroir, the wine was then matured in French oak barrels for 10 months.
Lovely Pinot Noir typicity on the nose with wild raspberry, ripe cherry and savoury notes. It is followed with pure vibrant red berry fruit supported by velvety tannins. The finish is elegant and dry.
This versatile red wine accompanies charcuterie, pâtés or terrines, poultry dishes or classic French cuisine with light, creamy sauces.
Pinot Noir 100%
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