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Producer: Domaine Rene MonnierGrape Varieties: 100% ChardonnayOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: A petit Meursault!Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%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 frost which affected the vineyard on 27th April, damaging a large part of the crop and resulting 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 agricultural methods, reducing the use of chemicals in order to respect the land and its environment. Great attention is paid to limiting the yields in the vineyards, to produce wines with great balance. The soils in the vineyard are limestone mixed with marl, retaining moisture in dry weather, but also offering good drainage in cooler weather.
The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks to retain the purity of fruit and fresh aromatics, prior to a long ageing on the lees, which gave the wine a full, rounded style.
Elegant style of Chardonnay with a lovely weight from the lees ageing and balanced oak flavours. Quite a rich style with a touch of minerality on the finish. A petit
Delicious, served chilled at 10 to 12°C to accompany white meats, fish and shellfish
or as an apéritif.
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