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Domaine Edmond Monnot et Fils Maranges Clos de la Boutière Premier Cru 2021  - First Bottle

Technical Details

  • WinemakerStephane Monnot
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionBurgundy
  • AppellationMaranges
  • VineyardClos de la Boutiere
  • Farming MethodSustainable Practices
  • Alcohol13.5%

Domaine Edmond Monnot et Fils Maranges Clos de la Boutière Premier Cru 2021

Pinot Noir  |  France

Sustainable Practices
21% off retail!

For over 20 years, Stéphane Monnot has been producing wines from the small but enviable holdings spread across some of the top sites in the Côte de Beaune. This single parcel Premier Cru of 80-year-old pinot noir vines is simply wondrous to taste, and we just happen to have it at the best price ANYWHERE!

"Boutière” means “end of the field” – in this case, a reference to the vineyard’s location at the far end of Marange’s revered Les Clos Roussots and right on the border to neighboring Santenay. Stéphane owns half of the vineyard, where clay and silty limestone meet to produce powerful and intense Red Burgundy. The rows sit on the mid-slopes (just like most Grand Crus) and these 80-year-old vines continually craft some of the most prestigious wines in all of Maranges.

Maranges sits on the southern gateway to the Côte de Beaune, and most of Stéphane’s 15 hectares are found in this village. The Monnot family has been farming these vines since 1928, with Stéphane being the third generation to run this Domaine.

The old vines help to create a balance of concentration and complexity, and Stéphane skillfully coaxes the berries to get plenty of both – all without extracting excess tannin. The grapes are macerated for 18-21 days, with gentle punchdowns by hand, before a gentle pressing, and aging across 18 months. The first year occurs in mostly neutral Allier oak barrels, with the final six months in stainless steel vats before bottling. The resulting wine is awash with red berry flavors and aromas of cherries, raspberries, and red plums, followed by a delicate sous bois note, and some kicks of baking spices like cinnamon and clove. Elegance is the name of the game here, where a dark ruby hue flows softly across the palate – with a long finish that showcases very fine and velvety tannins. This Burgundy has structure, to be certain, and the ability to age a decade easily, but little will be sacrificed by those who opt for early drinking.

At under $45, this is a treat for Premier Cru, single parcel, old vine Red Burgundy – and I can’t think of any direct comparison that could match it! We scored a handful of cases, but if you’re thinking about this and turkey – don’t think you’re the only one!

PAIRING IDEAS: Didn’t we cover this? Turkey! If you don’t know the famous “butter blanket” method...go on and Google it. Most of it will drip off, but you’ll be left with crisp, tender, and oh-so-flavorful skin! Better still, tuck onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and some herbs under your roasting rack, and all that butter drippings, plus a couple of ladles of stock, maybe a bit of wine...and boom! You have your gravy base ready to go.

About the Producer

In the 1920s, Stephane's grandfather, André, established the domaine, followed by Edmond. They cultivate nine hectares, all of which are either owned by the family or under a sharecropping arrangement. Remarkably, 6.5 hectares are dedicated to the 1er Crus of Maranges, featuring six unique premier crus, including one exclusive to the domaine. Their devoted following primarily resides in France, with only around 15% of their production exported. The domaine operates with a 'lutte raisonnée' approach, intervening in vineyard matters only when necessary. They employ techniques like ploughing and cultivating weeds between the vines to prevent erosion. In 2009, Stephane constructed a modern cuverie, ingeniously perched on a hill like the rest of Dezizes, allowing for the gentle movement of wine by gravity rather than pumps. This investment has significantly improved the wines' supple character, according to Stephane. The grapes are meticulously hand-harvested, sorted, and destemmed at the domaine, undergoing a cuvaison of approximately 21 days in large cement tanks. Stephane initiates frequent pigeage early in the process but opts for pumping-over to finish. After spending about 12 months in barrels and an additional 6 in tanks, the wines are bottled. The use of new oak is sparing, with some cuvées entirely eschewing it and others incorporating up to 30% new barrels.