Monthelie as an AOP is half the production of Pommard, of which 90% is Pinot Noir. Ann Parent sourced the grapes from her cousin’s estate based in Monthelie. The typical topography of the vineyards in Montelie is they are more south facing than it’s neighbour Volnay. The grapes are sourced from two lieu dits, one North of the village called Les Longieres and one South called Le Village. Average age of the vines is 45 years old.
No sorting at all needed in 2015, Ann recalls the grapes being near perfect. 100% Destemmed, fermented in open vat with pigeage during fermentation. 30% new french oak, 16 months in elevage.
– Importer’s note