M. Paul Garaudet 

Monthelie

10 ha

Paul Garaudet owns 10 hectares of vineyards. They are spread throughout the appellations of Monthelie, Monthelie 1er Cru, Volnay, Pommard, Meursault and Bourgogne Blanc. He presently serves as the president of the Wine Growers Syndicate of Monthelie.

 

Monthelie and Monthelie 1er Cru “Le Meix Bataille”

The quiet village of Monthelie lies nestled in hiils set back from the route nationale. Its vineyards are planted at elevations ranging from 230 meters to 370 meters and are bordered by Volnay, Meursault and Auxey-Duresses. The appellation is comprised of 114 hectares in Monthelie Village and 31 hectares in Monthelie 1er Cru. Of the 31 hectares of Monthelie 1er Cru, the vineyard site “Le Meix Bataille” constitutes 2.27 hectares. Paul Garaudet owns .40 hectares and produces approximately 175 cases of wine per year from these vines. His vineyard, whose soil is a mixture of clay and limestone, has southern exposure and the Pinot Noir vines have an average age of twenty years. The grapes are harvested by hand. The fermentation and maceration is carried out in stainless steel vats and lasts between 18 and 21 days. The wine is then matured in barrels, one third of which are new, for 15 months (two winters). Clarification is achieved naturally in this way and the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

Pommard

The Pommard is produced from one hectare of vines. The grapes receive a pre-fermentation maceration at cold temperatures for a week before fermentation begins. The maceration lasts about two weeks and after pressing the wine is matured for about sixteen months (two winters) in barrels. Clarification is achievednaturally in this way. The wine is bottled in the spring and benefits from a few years of bottle age.

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