Pommard Les Vignots 2016 – Domaine René Monnier
An attractive dark fruit nose with a slight touch of earthiness, is followed by brighter, brambly red fruit on the palate, underpinned by herbal notes. Concentrated and textured, silky tannins lead to a wonderfully long finish. At 15ºC to accompany roast red meats, lamb and duck.
Pommard Les Vignots Domaine René Monnier was made using traditional Burgundian vinification techniques. Pommard Les Vignots Domaine René Monnier fermentation started in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with submersions of the cap or “pigeages” during fermentation. It was then transferred to oak casks (25% new) where it underwent bâtonnage of the fine lees until it had completed malolactic fermentation. It was racked after spending 10 months ageing in oak, lightly fined and filtered, prior to being bottled.
Pommard is a village in the Côtes de Beaune appellation, which neighbours Volnay and is renowned for producing rich, opulent wines from the Pinot Noir grape. Domaine Rene Monnier farms its vineyards according to ‘la lutte raisonnée’, using sustainable agriculture methods and reducing the use of chemicals in order to respect the land and its environment. The soils in the vineyard are typically marl and 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.