- RegionCôte de Beaune
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilBathonian limestone and clay.
- Average yield45 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential3-5 years
- Serving temperature 14-15°
- The vineyards extend over 98 ha covering the continuation of the Volnay slope and a broad basin behind the village itself, which runs back northwards to link up with the Pommard hinterland. "Monthélie" comes from the Latin 'Monticulus' meaning a hill or small mountain.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional fermentation in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 10% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteThe Monthélie by Maison Louis Latour marries the fragrant Pinot Noir with finesse, displaying a delicate, charming bouquet with a corresponding freshness and lightness on the palate. An intense, perfumed finish completes the experience often said to resemble violets, especially in years of high concentration.
- Food PairingGrilled meat - "coq au vin" - flash-fried steak - mature cheeses.
- Monthélie 2018 - 90 pts - Wine Spectator May 2021
This red is smoky and bisected by cherry, raspberry and spice flavors. Linear and wound tight, it picks up a mineral element as it winds down on the long finish. Best from 2023 through 2032. — BS
- Monthélie rouge 2014 - Wine Enthusiast - October 2016 - 88/100
Produced in this village in the hills behind the main slope of the Côte de Beaune, this wine is smooth and rich. Fine, soft tannins easily integrate into the sweet texture and red-plum fruit. The acidity is there, giving a wine that is both fresh and generous. Drink from 2018.
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