2021 Monthélie, Clos du Meix Garnier, Domaine Monthelie-Douhairet-Porcheret, Burgundy

2021 Monthélie, Clos du Meix Garnier, Domaine Monthelie-Douhairet-Porcheret, Burgundy

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2021 Monthélie, Clos du Meix Garnier, Domaine Monthelie-Douhairet-Porcheret, Burgundy

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Tank sample for bottling in March.

Mid crimson. This is more fragrant than the Miss Armande. Scented and inviting. Finer-grained tannins too, but they are compact and definite, building as you taste. Nicely dry. Not as accessible as some in this vintage.

Drink 2026 - 2034

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com (January 2023)

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Jancis Robinson MW16.5+/20

Tank sample for bottling in March.

Mid crimson. This is more fragrant than the Miss Armande. Scented and inviting. Finer-grained tannins too, but they are compact and definite, building as you taste. Nicely dry. Not as accessible as some in this vintage.

Drink 2026 - 2034

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com (January 2023)

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About this WINE

Domaine Monthélie-Douhairet-Porcheret

Domaine Monthélie-Douhairet-Porcheret

Located in the village of Monthélie in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy, Domaine Monthélie-Douhairet-Porcheret was established in 2003 through the merger of two historic family estates: Domaine Monthélie-Douhairet and Domaine Porcheret. The estate is currently managed by the talented winemaker, Fabienne Douhairet, who is known for her commitment to producing high-quality wines that reflect the region's unique terroir.

The domaine owns and manages approximately 7 hectares of vineyards, primarily planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The vineyards are located in some of the most prestigious appellations of Burgundy, including Monthélie, Volnay, Pommard, and Meursault. Sustainable viticulture is practised at the domaine, focusing on preserving the natural balance of the vineyards and minimising the use of chemicals.

The wines of Domaine Monthélie-Douhairet-Porcheret are highly regarded for their elegance, finesse, and purity of fruit. The domaine produces a range of red and white wines, including premier cru and village-level bottlings. The wines are aged in French oak barrels to enhance their complexity and structure, and are noted for their ability to age gracefully over time.

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Monthélie

Monthélie

A small village nestling in a valley behind Meursault and Volnay, Monthelie produces mostly red wines, mini-Volnays with appealing fruit but sometimes a rustic edge, and a small amount of white wine. The best wines come from the steep slopes above the village, such as Les Duresses.

  • 109 hectares of village Monthelie.
  • 31 hectares of premier cru vineyards (11 in all). Best vineyard is Les Duresses.
  • Recommended Producer:  Lafon

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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