The grapes to produce Chassagne Montrachet Domaine René Monnier were meticulously sorted and were gently pressed as whole bunches, followed by static settling of the must before fermentation. Chassagne Montrachet Domaine René Monnier is vinified with traditional methods, fermentation took place in barrel and one third of the wine was then matured in oak barrels, of which 25% were new oak, for 14 months. Delicate bâtonnage took place, which imparted texture and complexity. The wine was lightly fined and filtered, before being estate bottled by gravity.
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 chalk mixed with clay, retaining moisture in dry weather, but also offering good drainage in cooler weather.
Domaine Rene 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 excessive use of oak, while the reds are the epitome of fine Burgundy demonstrating the balanced, silky style of this house.