Monthélie 2015

Fabulous Monthélie that perfectly illustrates the successful compromise between finesse, concentration and value for money. This 2015 vintage is particularly well done by Gérard Doreau
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Monthélie Rouge 2015
A very good value for the Monthélie 2015!

Located in the heart of the appellation of wines of Monthelie, Gerard Doreau is one of the sure values of the Monthélie appellation. Very attached to the respect of the soil and to the traditional vinification, the Doreau domain proposes for the sale of the wines of a great delicacy.

Very fruit, this wine can be opened from the purchase, but it promises a very nice evolution on guard. Delicate wine with fine tannins, it will offer aromas of red and black fruits.

Operating temperature :
15 to 16 °

Domaine Doreau - Monthélie

Domaine Doreau in Monthélie. Domaine Doreau offers for sale Monthélie appellation wines.

Winemaker from father to son since the end of the 19th century, we produce authentic terroir wines by cultivating noble grape varieties on a surface of 6 hectares.

Pinot Noir for the Monthelie, Monthelie 1er Cru, Pommard. Chardonnay for the Monthelie, Meursault, Saint-Romain, Burgundy Chardonnay. Aligoté for Burgundy Aligoté.

The methods of cultivation and winemaking are traditional. The vines are plowed, the natural fertilization, the grass contours and the reasoned treatments.

The harvest is done manually. The grapes are sorted and destemmed for about ten days. The fermentation is done naturally (without yeasting). The aging in oak barrels (10% new) lasts 12 to 15 months.

The bottling is done after collage and unification.

Appellation

Monthélie

Wine Characteristics

The Monthélie red is a handsome ruby colour. Its aromas are of small red and black fruits (cherry, blackcurrant) with sometimes floral notes (violet, peony) which with age shift towards underbrush, bracken and spices. Its firm and velvety texture overlies delicate tannins. Monthélie, like Volnay, is thought of as a feminine wine.
With its handsome golden highlights, white Monthélie is a close cousin to Meursault. Its lemony aromas blend with notes of mayflowers, Reinette apple, and fresh hazelnut. In the mouth, its mellow taste is backed by the degree of acidity which is a sine qua non of great white wines.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip


Red: velvety and quite firm, its tannins require mouth-filling meats with a touch of crunchiness: roast fowl (dark or white meat), roast lamb, or rabbit.
Roast offal (calves sweetbreads, liver) or grilled tripe sausages will respond to the firmness of the wine, as will meat pies. For cheese: Brillat-Savarin, Brie or Reblochon.
Serving temperature: 15°C.


White: its full and mellow taste will be the perfect partner for prawns served al dente (tossed briefly in the frying pan), or fish tajines whose multiplicity of textures finds an echo in the liveliness and suppleness of the wine. It readily partners with blue cheeses (Roquefort, Bleu de Bresse or Bleu d’Auvergne) but goes equally well with Époisses or Livarot.
Serving temperature: 12°C.
 

Situation

Monthélie (pronounced Mont’lie) is situated between Volnay and Meursault, looking out at the first hills of the Côte de Beaune. As burgundian author Pierre Poupon puts it: “Prettily nestled into the curve of the hillside like the head of Saint John against the shoulder of Jesus,
Monthélie resembles a village of Tuscany”.
Its houses huddled together on a steeply sloping site, this handsome village boasts its own château and old houses with fine cellars. In the past, it was a property of the abbey of Cluny, and so exclusively devoted to wine-growing that “a chicken would die of hunger there at harvest time” as the proverb has it. Today, the personality of its wines asserts itself under an AOC granted in 1937.
 

Terroirs


Facing south and south-east, the vineyards of Monthélie lie on pebbly Bathonien limestone overlain by red clay and marl. Some of the vines are growing on the
Volnay side of the village, and some on the Auxey-Duresses side where the rock is Argovien limestone and exposures are easterly or westerly, depending on the run of the country. Altitudes are between 230-370 metres.
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