Monette Mercurey Rouge (100 % Pinot noir)
Domaine de la Monette has been the property of the same family for several generations. Roelof Ligtmans & Marlon Steine, a Dutch couple, bought the domaine in 2007. They were able to buy their first vineyard in 2008 and start off the winemaking enterprise with the beautiful 2009 vintage. Their aim is to produce wine as naturally as possible: reduction of both the number of treatments as well as the amount of product used, enhancement of biodiversity in the vineyard, revitalisation of the soil, vinification without any intervention. Bottles, packaging, labels, are all chosen in regards of the environment preservation. In 2010 the roof of the winery has been transformed into a solar energy production unit.
Tasting notes: This wine has a red robe and purple tints with aromas of ripe fruits like dark cherries, soft vanilla oak and hint of herbs. Classy and powerful this Mercurey can be kept for 3 to 4 years.
Pair with: Ossau Iraty / Humboldt Fog