France_Burgundy_Cote de Beaune_Monthelie

Bordering Meursault on one side and Volnay on the other, Monthelie is dominated by red wine production, although there are some very interesting whites being made there. There are 11 1er Cru sites which are situated on the same limestone as neighboring Volnay. When the wines are on Monthelie is like poor man's Volnay but less rich and definitely less elegant. Although top Monthelie from Lafon or Monthelie-Douhairet can come very close to Volnay. Village wines are grown on the flatter lands and you need to be very picky about producer to not get too rustic a wine. Monthelie typically goes for $25-$60 depending on producer.

Notable Recent Vintages for Monthelie: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1999

Top producers of Monthelie (in no particular order) include:
  • Comtes Lafon
  • Guy Roulot
  • J-P Fichet
  • Monthelie-Douhariet
  • Paul Garuadet (white 1er Cru)
  • Denis Boussey (white 1er Cru)
  • Thierry Violot-Guillemard
  • Pascal Bouley
  • Remi Jobard