Rene Monnier Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2016
£442.19 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Domaine René Monnier
Tasting notes - A full bodied and textured white Burgundy opening with hints of green apple and exotic fruits leading to nutty and toasty tones combined with butter nuances. This wine has sublime elegance and a deliciously long, full finish.
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A full bodied and textured white Burgundy showing nutty and toasty tones with butter nuances, long showing purity of fruit.
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.
A mild winter was followed by a mild spring. The 2015 warm summer saw early flowering, with rapid development. Ripening was slowed due to hot July
temperatures, but rain at the end of the month eased drought pressures. A cooler August allowed ripening to advance. Fine weather during the September harvest
resulted in superb quality fruit with excellent phenolic ripeness.
"Les Folatieres" is the largest Premier Cru vineyard in Puligny-Montrachet. This plot is the South-Eastern neighbour of Le Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
vineyards and its higher eastern end reaches further up the slopes of Meursault and Saint Aubin. The vineyard, which is East facing, benefits from gentle morning sun,
giving the grapes time to develop complexity, while cooler overnight influences bring balancing acidity. "Les Folatieres" originates from a medieval term for the weather
phenomenon "St Elmo fire", it refers to the lights seen in the vineyard from a distance and to this day it is said this light can still be seen occasionally in the vineyard. The
vines are grown on a gentle but much eroded slope of chalk and limestone, that absorbs the warmth and reflects it onto the vines encouraging ripening. The lack of water forces the vine to use more mineral-laden hydration deeper in the soil. The Domaine practices "la lutte raisonnée" sustainable agriculture with a reduced use of chemicals.
The selective and soft pressing of whole bunches took place, followed by static settling of the must before fermentation. Fermentation took place under temperature
controlled conditions and the wine was then matured in French oak barrels, of which 30% were new oak, for a period of 13 months.
A full bodied and textured white Burgundy opening with hints of green apple and exotic fruits leading to nutty and toasty tones combined with butter nuances. This wine has sublime elegance and a deliciously long, full finish.
The perfect choice served chilled with shellfish, especially lobster and scallops.
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- Case Size
- 6 Bottles