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giovedì 11 agosto 2016

Monthelie from Roulot, a new release worth drinking

Domaine Roulot, Monthelie 2014

Perhaps best known for their white wine and Meursault parcels, Domaine Roulot also has .38 hectares located in Monthelie, just north of Meursault in the Côte de Beaune.  A great example of trusting an epic producer no matter what they are bottling. The 2014 Monthelie was one of the best new release red wines I have tasted in a long time. Super expresive nose that kept getting better throughout dinner.  Tons of minerality, asphalt and purity of red fruits. All of their wines are farmed organically.  The pinot noir is destemmed for the Monthelie and the fermentation typically lasts 12 days in open wooden vats and ages 12 to 15 months in barrel-15% new oak.  The low yields and strict farming practices delivers an expression of Burgundian purity that is hard to come by.  If you can get your hands on any wines from Domaine Roulot, snag a bottle immediately.  

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