MONTHELIE 1ER CRU «LE MEIX BATAILLE»

Etymology

|  In the Middle Ages, ‘le Meix’ referred to a set of buildings located within a large agricultural holding. In the 16th century, this ’meix’ belonged to the Bataille family who were members of the Burgundy parliament. One of the members of this family was Master of Château de La Rochepot, situated just a few kilometres from Monthelie, further south-west down the valley.

Location

|  On the edge of the first hillsides of Monthelie, south-facing and set against the picturesque backdrop of Volnay.

Surface

|  41,72 ares.

Style

|  Meix Bataille is rich and full-bodied with a chewy texture and chiseled structure. It is round and elegant with a delicate tannic backbone. With its bright, clear colour, it reveals aromas of red fruit (cherry, red currant) and black fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry) which evolve towards notes of truffle, leather and spice after a few years in the bottle.

Our sommelier’s recommendations

|  This wine offers the perfect balance between structure and fleshiness. It makes the ideal partner for game thanks to its aromatic intensity and animal notes in more evolved vintages. It works particularly well with roasted wildfowl but also makes a good choice for stews and wine-based sauces as well as wild poultry or glazed duck thanks to its well-structured tannins which enhance the delicate, fleshy flavours of such dishes. A good choice for strong-flavoured cheeses.

Serving temperature

|  Between 15 and 17°C.

Ageing potential

|  8 to 10 years or more, depending on the vintage.