Clos du Moulin Aux Moines - Monthelie Sous le Cellier Blanc 2019 750ml (13% ABV)
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A hotspot for the history of Burgundy, Moulin aux Moines is located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, in the village of Auxey-Duresses. This mythical “clos” has been farmed and harvested since its plantation by the monks of the Abbey of Cluny, and then by those of the Abbey of Citeaux since 962, continuing for 6 centuries until present day. This unique area was chosen by the monks because of the environment’s qualities/features: a noble abode in the intersection of two valleys at the heart of the Cote de Beaune wine region, walled in by the Clos and penetrated by the Clous River which nourished the mill.
Monthélie (pronounced Mont’lie) is situated between Volnay and Meursault, looking out at the first hills of the Côte de Beaune. 85% of the region is red wine, so this white is a rarity.
this wine is produced from a plot located north of the Monthélie appellation. The slope is significant (330 meters above sea level), with an exposure to the west. The climate “Sous le Cellier” takes its name from its proximity to the cellar of the houses, since it is located at the exit of the village.
.69 ha parcel, vines planted between 2003-2015, soil is Sandy / silty / limestone
round and generous, floral notes, discreet oak influence, wonderful minerality and purity of terroir.
region: Burgundy, France
farming/cellar: certified organic and biodynamic, Manually done with a rigorous sorting of the grapes, The direct pressing is long and progressive, so the musts oxidize slowly and naturally. Fermentation starts in 350 liter oak barrels, with the use of indigenous yeasts, aged 10 months, unfined, unfiltered
pairing: blue cheeses (Roquefort, Bleu de Bresse or Bleu d’Auvergne),