Founded over 300 years ago, this domaine's recent reputation was forged by ‘Miss Armande’ who took over the domaine during WW2. Having never married or had children she brought in the highly respected André Porcheret as consultant winemaker. André inherited the domaine when she passed away at the ripe old age of 98. She credited her long life to her routine of a glass of Monthelie with lunch and a bottle of Volnay with dinner!
Andre had a great influence over the wines of the region, having been the Head winemaker for the Hospices de Beaune between 1976-1988, he then went on to help Lalou Bize-Leroy convert her vineyards to biodynamic farming for Domaine Leroy. He went back to the Hospices between 1993 to 1999 and continued consulting at Monthelie-Douhairet-Porcheret. In 2004 his granddaughter Cataldina took over the domaine which she runs with her husband Vincent.
Winemaking is very traditional and the reds are all completely de-stemmed before being aged for 12-18 months in barrels with no more than 25% new oak. All wines are bottled without fining or filtration. The wines are old-fashioned in the very best sense with structure, silky tannins and sweet, elegant Pinot fruit.
Monthelie Clos du Meix Garnier Monopole, 2020 | Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
Monthelie Rouge Cuvée Miss Armande, 2020 | Côte de Beaune, Burgundy