MONTHELIE 1ER CRU « LES DURESSES »

Etymology

|  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.

Location

|  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. Our Monthelie Duresses parcel is split into two parts, one of which is planted with Pinot Noir and the other with Chardonnay.

Surface

|  23,25 ares.

Style

|  Les Duresses white has a bright, clear, golden hue with greenish reflections. It discloses aromas of hawthorn, acacia and honeysuckle combined with a hint of lime blossom and hazelnut. An intensely mineral wine offering notes of silex, toast and freshly churned butter. With age, it develops notes of honey and ripe pear. The attack is enticingly smooth and intense. The palate is fat, rich and very persistent.

Our sommelier’s recommendations

|  The rich yet lively texture of the Monthelie Duresses makes it an ideal choice for foie gras. Its intense minerality, complex aromas and persistent finish offer endless opportunities for gastronomic combinations. Its minerality and lively palate also make it a good choice for iodized foods.

Serving temperature

|  12 to 16°C.

Ageing potential

|  6 to 8 years or more, depending on the vintage.