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Monthélie 1er Cru "Les Duresses"

Monthélie 1er Cru "Les Duresses"

  • The vintage
    • The weather conditions in 2015 were outstanding and the vintage is characterised by its rich and very distinctive style. Excellent ageing potential.

  • Appellation
    description
    • Introduction

      "Les Duresses" is the only Monthélie Premier Cru to be situated in the continuation of Duresses in Auxey-Duresses rather than on the other side of the valley between Volnay and Monthélie. Domaine Faiveley purchased this parcel in 2007.

    • Exposition

      East

    • Soil

      Deep clay soils

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      0 ha 37 a 50 ca - [0,93 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1956

  • Winemaking
    • Winemaking

      The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are pumped over daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (a third of which are new oak) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      Deep ruby red hue with aromas of red fruits on the nose combined with a touch of violet. A well-rounded wine with a pleasant freshness and rich, firm tannic structure. Exceptionally harmonious.

    • Serve with

      Roast pigeon, veal kidneys, rump steak in a peppercorn sauce

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      6 to 8 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
    description
  • Winemaking
  • Tasting
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