Domaine René Monnier, Beaune 1er Cru Les Toussaints 2016
Domaine René Monnier, Beaune 1er Cru Les Toussaints 2016
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Domaine René Monnier, Beaune 1er Cru Les Toussaints 2016

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A fine Burgundy with violet and balsamic aromas combined with flavours of fresh strawberry and red plum.

Producer Note

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.

Vintage

2016 was generally a challenging vintage due to frost which affected the vineyard on 27th April, damaging a large part of the crop and resulting in lower yields. Fine weather in September helped to rescue this vintage. The fruit that remained was good quality, without extremes of acidity, alcohol or fruit concentration, resulting in a classic style of Burgundy.

Vineyard

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.

Winemaking

This wine was made using traditional Burgundian vinification techniques. Fermentation started in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with submersions of the cap or "pigeages" during fermentation. It was then transferred to oak casks (25% new) where it underwent bâtonnage of the fine lees until it had completed malolactic fermentation. It was racked after spending 10 months ageing in oak, lightly fined and filtered, prior to being bottled.

Tasting Note

A beautiful, elegant Burgundy with notes of smoky plums and red berries. Balanced, with firm tannins on the palate, the ripe fruit flavours are layered with hints of spice and leather, through to a complex and lingering finish.

Grape

Pinot Noir 100%