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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.
The 2017 vintage in Burgundy enjoyed favourable weather conditions throughout the growing period. The season was marked by an alternation of warm and sunny days, with rainy and overcast days, which allowed the grapes to ripen gradually. The harvest produced homogeneous results with good quality berries and wonderful balance between sugar and acidity. The 2017 is a very good vintage with excellent aging potential.
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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