Bouchard Père et Fils Monthelie Village Pinot Noir
WHY WE LOVE IT
- At Monthelie – pronounced “Monthlie” – the first traces of vineyards date back to the 9th century.
- Situated between Volnay, Meursault and Auxey-Duresses, this village often remains unnoticed by the visitors.
- The grapes are grown in limestone and clay, predominantly clay.
- Serve at a temperature between 17°C to l 8°C.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The harvest is done manually as well as the sorting. Following total or partial destemming on the vintage, fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensure optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 14 to 16 days. The wine is matured for 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels, with 20 to 30 % new oak. These wines enjoy the optimum ambient conditions in the cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Chateau de Beaune.
Tasting Notes: Rich aromas of different berry fruits. Perfumed and willowy on the palate, the wine expresses a delicate softness. Good ageing potential.
Founded in 1731, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchant houses. Over the centuries, the House has been devoted to acquiring highly renowned parcels, in order to build a prestigious domaine: 130 hectares of Crus. The famed vineyards include: Beaune Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus, Chevalier-Montrachet, Montrachet, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Bonnes-Mares and Clos Vougeot to name a few. In 1995 this exceptional collection was purchased by Joseph Henriot, and is today part of Maisons & Domaines Henriot. Maison Bouchard Père & Fils has invested in the vine to bottle, the process is handled with meticulous care, to ensure the most faithful expression of each terroir. Installed since the beginning of the 19th century on the site of the ancient Châteaude Beaune, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils uses the underground galleries and bastions of this fortress built by LuisXI, 10 meters below ground, for the slow maturing of its wines under optimal conditions. Millions of bottles, including a rare collection of pre-phylloxera wines rest in the cellars today protected by 7 meter thick walls.