Domaine René Monnier Beaune 1er Cru Les Toussaints 2016

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A beautiful, elegant Burgundy with notes of smoky plums and red berries. Balanced, with firm tannins on the palate, the ripe fruit flavours are layered with hints of spice and leather, through to a complex and lingering finish.

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£42.05

RRP: £51.25 (save 18%)

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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 limestone mixed with marl, retaining moisture in dry weather, but also offering good drainage in cooler weather.

This wine was made using traditional Burgundian vinification techniques. 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.

 
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RRP £51.25
Vintage 2016
Alcoholic strength 13.5%
Serve with lean, dark rich meat or poultry
Country France
Region Burgundy
Subregion Beaune 1er Cru
Grapes Pinot Noir 100%
Body C
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Cork
 
Domaine René Monnier

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.

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