Domaine René Monnier is a leading and sought-after producer situated in the heart of Meursault. With over 18 hectares of vineyard in the most prestigious Crus of the Côte de Beaune, Domaine René Monnier is one of the largest privately owned domains in the region. Founded in 1723, the domain is now in the hands of the tenth generation, with all the wines being skilfully made by Xavier Monnot. Domaine René Monnier's white wines are fresh and stylish avoiding an excessive use of oak, while the reds are the epitome of fine Burgundy demonstrating the balanced, silky style of this house.
The vineyards are farmed according to "La lutte raisonnée", using sustainable agricultural methods, reducing the use of chemicals in order to respect the land and its environment. The soils in the vineyard are limestone mixed with marl, retaining moisture in dry weather, but also offering good drainage in cooler weather.
This wine was made using traditional Burgundian vinification techniques. The fermentation took place in open vats, with twice daily punch downs or "pigéages" during the fermentation. Part of the wine was fermented in new French oak barrels. One the fermentation was complete, the wine was aged in French oak barrels, of which 30% were new, for a period of 16 months.
Beautiful integration of oak with rich, elegantly styled fruit and a balanced acidity through to a wonderful long, butterscotch, well sustained finish.
Wonderful served chilled with rose veal in cream sauces, or with fish and lobster.