COUNTRY/REGION: France/Burgundy/Côte de Beaune .
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Maison Louis Jadot Monthélie is a very fruity wine developing red fruits and cherries aromas. It is a well structured wine with good tannins. It is quite a powerful yet still very delicate wine. It will be a perfect partner for red meats (roasted, grilled or in sauce) as well as cheeses.
VINEYARDS: Monthélie is the last commune producing reds on the famous Côte des Blancs, between Volnay (to the North and East), Meursault (to the South) and Auxey Duresses (to the West). The vineyards are planted mainly on soils composed of clay and silica.
VINTAGE: It was a vintage born of a troubled growing season characterised by contrasting and unusual weather patterns. Winegrowers always have to keep a close eye on their vines, poised to treat when necessary; in 2012 they had to be guardian angels, ready at every moment to fight the fungal diseases, and defeat them… and save the crop.
WINE MAKING: The alcoholic fermentation take place in vats for an average of 3 weeks and the wine is then aged in oak barrels for 10-12 months.
TASTING NOTES: Monthélie may not be as famous as some of its neighbours such as Volnay and Meursault but maybe it should be. Deliciously fruity with red fruit, cherry characters, and integrated tannins. Both powerful and delicate it has a wonderful split personality.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other micro climatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.