MONTHÉLIE 1er CRU AOC
Monthélie 1er Cru AOC 2016
Pinot Noir 100%
12 months oaked
1* Guide Hachette
Surface: 0.60ha Parcel: Les Clous Grape variety : 100% Pinot Noir Color : Red Terroir: Marls on gravelly limestone. South-South East
Winemaking / aging: Manual harvest in crates, to avoid crushing; these are emptied directly on a sorting table on which the sorters remove the foreign bodies and possibly the least beautiful grapes, then passage on a vibrating sorting table. The harvest is then conveyed in its tank thanks to a conveyor belt, the grapes then remain between 20 and 30 days in their containers.
Since the 2016 vintage, the winemaking process is sulfur-free with magnificent aromas of fresh fruit. The start in fermentation is fast so we keep the tanks cold (6-8 ° C) for 5 to 7 days. Precise control of density and temperature is performed twice a day in order to have an ideal fermentation kinetics, with daily pumping over and a maximum of two or three punch down throughout the vatting period.
After the alcoholic fermentation we proceed to the racking then to a settling before putting the wines in barrels during 12months.
After this year of aging in barrels, the wines are racked, we add a little SO2 to stabilize them then they are filtered or not according to the case and bottled by us.
Tasting: Beautiful expression of small red fruits with a slightly foresty nose on its first years. With age, hints of humus, fresh mushrooms and silky tannins emerge.
It will be ideal on meats in light sauce or meats barely grilled. It will go well with cheeses such as brie, reblochon or savarin brill.