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Monthelie wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Monthelie is a wine appellation in the Burgundy region of France that includes 16 Premier Cru climats in the commune of Monthelie just a few kilometres south of Beaune. The appellation was established in 1937 and permits the production of both still red and still white wines.
Red wines dominate here with 106 hectares dedicated to red grapes and just 13 hectares given over to the production of white grapes.
The reds are somewhat similar to neighbouring Volnay with elegant tannic structure and a velvet mouth feel. The nutty, citrus white wines are highly prized for their elegance and structure and for their similarity to neighbouring Meursault wines. They also have the ability to age gracefully. The reds are made from Pinot Noir with the optional addition of a little Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. White wines can be made form either Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc.
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