Monthélie 1er Cru
Sustainable - Lutte Raisonnée, HVE
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards & Viticulture
From a 0.2325 hectare parcel, Les Duresses is one of the lieux-dits for which the origins of the name are still unclear. It could relate to the terroir which lends the wine a certain ‘duresse’, or hardness, due to its minerality. This Monthelie premier cru is situated opposite the others, between Volnay and the village. Les Duresses lies on the other side of the valley at the entrance to the Auxey-Duresses fault, in the continuation of Duresses in Auxey-Duresses. This Monthelie Duresses parcel is split into two parts, one of which is planted with Pinot Noir and the other with Chardonnay.
Harvest & Vinification
Grapes are manually harvested and carefully sorted. 100% destemmed, fermented with native yeasts in wood vats for 12 to 20 days with daily pump over and punch down. The wine is then aged in French oak barrels (Tronçais), 10% new for an average of 18 months.