Monthélie is one of the smallest appellations in the Côte de Beaune, with a mere 120 ha of planted vines, including its minuscule 7.5 ha production of Chardonnay. The altitude is around 280 metres, with steep slopes and a south-easterly exposure which give the grapes excellent maturity year after year. The ground here is so-called ‘white' soil with a low limestone content, bestowing refinement and subtlety on the wine. Our supply comes from plots located at the top of the hill.
Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV.Appearance:
The color is pale yellow.Aroma:
The nose will seduce you with its aromas of hazelnuts, citrus, associated with toasted notes.Palate:
On the palate, tension and richness combine to offer a beautiful balance.Vintage Notes:
After a winter that was almost too mild, the vintage was notable for two contrasting periods. Spring was sunny and totally devoid of frost, despite some localized episodes of hail, which had major impact on certain plots on the Côte de Nuits, which were hit in June. Then the summer was dry and hot, blocking the ripening process in places. Picking began early, with exceptionally abundant fruit in tip-top condition, offering the potential for some very fine wines. Ageing potential: from 4 to 7 years.
Meats & Fish:Delicate White Fish or Poultry Dishes; Oysters on the half shellCheese & Nuts:light cheeses
- Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
- Harvest Date: Sept. 12, 2018
- 14 months
- 40% new toasted French oak
- Production: 1,434 bottles
- Aging Potential: 4-7 years