Bourgogne and its appellations

Monthélie

The vineyards of Bourgogne produce some great wines with a historical and international reputation. However, the region is not simply limited to its iconic appellations. In addition to its Village Premier Cru and Grand Cru AOCs, it also produces a range of wonderful Régionale and Village appellations to explore.


You will also find a full list of the Bourgogne’s Climats and lieux-dits on this page.


Check out the complete list of the 84 Bourgogne appellations.

However, your exploration has only just begun. Bourgogne wines have never before offered such high quality. Besides our range of internationally celebrated wines, try some of our lesser-known appellations where there are lots of surprises in store.

And for a fun way to find out more about the wines on offer, try out our “Which Bourgogne wine is right for me?” quiz, or check out Bourgogne Maps to take an interactive tour of the region.

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE BEAUNE

  • Coulour


    Nearly all reds - Pinot Noir
    Whites - Chardonnay

  • Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées
    Reds: 109.65 ha (including 34.52 ha Premier Cru).
    Whites: 18.11 ha (including 2.11 ha Premier Cru).

    * in 2018 


  • Village appellation of the Côte de Beaune district (dept. of Côte-d'Or)
    This appellation includes 15 Premiers Crus " Climats ".
    Producing commune: Monthélie
    The appellations Monthélie and Monthélie PREMIER CRU may be followed on the label by the name of the " Climat " of origin.

Wine Characteristics - Monthélie

Wine
Characteristics

The Monthélie red is a handsome ruby colour. Its aromas are of small red and black fruits (cherry, blackcurrant) with sometimes floral notes (violet, peony) which with age shift towards underbrush, bracken and spices. Its firm and velvety texture overlies delicate tannins. Monthélie, like Volnay, is thought of as a feminine wine.
With its handsome golden highlights, white Monthélie is a close cousin to Meursault. Its lemony aromas blend with notes of mayflowers, Reinette apple, and fresh hazelnut. In the mouth, its mellow taste is backed by the degree of acidity which is a sine qua non of great white wines.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip - Monthélie

Wine
Steward’s Tip


Red: velvety and quite firm, its tannins require mouth-filling meats with a touch of crunchiness: roast fowl (dark or white meat), roast lamb, or rabbit.
Roast offal (calves sweetbreads, liver) or grilled tripe sausages will respond to the firmness of the wine, as will meat pies. For cheese: Brillat-Savarin, Brie or Reblochon.
Serving temperature: 15°C.


White: its full and mellow taste will be the perfect partner for prawns served al dente (tossed briefly in the frying pan), or fish tajines whose multiplicity of textures finds an echo in the liveliness and suppleness of the wine. It readily partners with blue cheeses (Roquefort, Bleu de Bresse or Bleu d’Auvergne) but goes equally well with Époisses or Livarot.
Serving temperature: 12°C.
 

Situation - Monthélie

Situation

Monthélie (pronounced Mont’lie) is situated between Volnay and Meursault, looking out at the first hills of the Côte de Beaune. As burgundian author Pierre Poupon puts it: “Prettily nestled into the curve of the hillside like the head of Saint John against the shoulder of Jesus,
Monthélie resembles a village of Tuscany”.
Its houses huddled together on a steeply sloping site, this handsome village boasts its own château and old houses with fine cellars. In the past, it was a property of the abbey of Cluny, and so exclusively devoted to wine-growing that “a chicken would die of hunger there at harvest time” as the proverb has it. Today, the personality of its wines asserts itself under an AOC granted in 1937.
 

Terroirs - Monthélie

Terroirs


Facing south and south-east, the vineyards of Monthélie lie on pebbly Bathonien limestone overlain by red clay and marl. Some of the vines are growing on the
Volnay side of the village, and some on the Auxey-Duresses side where the rock is Argovien limestone and exposures are easterly or westerly, depending on the run of the country. Altitudes are between 230-370 metres.
COLOUR(S) AND GRAPE VARIETY(IES)

 

Sabrina Schatz, American sommelière at  restaurant « Bobby flay steak »,  shares her passion for Bourgogne wines after a week spent in the region 
 

 

Marie John  Baumann, American sommelière at «  67, wines & spirits »,  shares her passion for Bourgogne wines after a week spent in the region 

 

 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits"
for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

Clos des Toisières La TaupineLe Cas RougeotLe Château Gaillard Le Clos Gauthey Le Clou des ChênesLe Meix BatailleLe VillageLes BarbièresLes Champs FulliotsLes Clous Les CraysLes DuressesLes RiottesLes Vignes RondesSur la Velle

Lieux-dits

Aux FournereauxDanguyLa Combe DanayLa GoulotteLa Petite FitteLe Meix de MypontLe Meix de RessieLe Meix GarnierLes Champs RondsLes DarnéesLes GametsLes Hauts Brins Les JouènesLes LongèresLes MandènesLes PlantesLes RivauxLes RomagniensLes Sous-CourtsLes Sous-RochesLes ToisièresMonthelieSous le Cellier
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