Domaine Changarnier Monthélie Pierrefitte 2019
Region: Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir
Notes: Certified Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan
Deep ruby red in colour, the nose displays intense aromas of black cherry and blackberry with hints of toast, vanilla and black pepper. Elegant and fresh on the palate, with a core of black fruit and round, silky tannins. The chalky minerality leads to a bright, lifted finished.
The fruit for Monthélie `Pierrefitte` is sourced from a 0.46-hectare block of 70-year-old Pinot Noir vines located on hillside slopes at 325 metres above sea level. The vines have a south, south-west exposure and the soils are predominantly chalky marl.
This 4.5-hectare domaine was founded by the Changarnier family in 1720, 69 years prior to the French revolution. The family recently unearthed documents showing that one of their predecessors was born in 1629 in Monthélie, and worked in the fields for the monks of the Citeaux Abbaye. Today, the domaine is owned by brothers Claude and Antoine Changarnier and has been managed by the estimable Fabrice Groussin since 2015. Fabrice runs the vineyards organically and biodynamically, producing 25,000 bottles from 10 different appellations.