Wine Spectator 89 points - Rich, with sweet smoke, cherry, strawberry and earth flavors melding with the medium-weight structure. Turns more linear on the finish, presenting a long, smoky finish. Best from 2015 through 2023. 20 cases imported.-BS
(May 31 2014)
The vineyard for this wine is located at the foot of a slope on draining gravel soils. Monthelie rouge is an unctuous wine, filled with ripe red fruits. This is a beautiful expression of Pinot Noir.
|Xavier Monnot is a 17-hectare estate, all family-owned, located in Meursault. About 50% of the vineyards are planted in white, 50% in red. The production though is 65% white.
Domaine Xavier Monnot’s vineyards are very spread out, covering most of the Cote de Beaune starting in Beaune 1er Cru “Cent Vignes” and stretching all the way to Maranges 1er Cru in the Cote Chalonnaise. All the vines are hand-harvested and new oak is used with a lot of caution.