This domaine was established over 300 years ago and has been maintained by the Monthelie and Douhairet families. All the Pinot Noir for this Monthelie comes from a monopole, or vineyard owned by the estate. I was lucky enough to get this bottle dropped as a sample and spent the next three nights tasting and visiting with it, so needless to say there is plenty of tension and life here. That said, this is such a delicate and pretty Burgundy. Some dark cherry notes with a touch of roasted coffee, spice and a balancing bit of earthiness that really shines with savory red meat dishes. Drank beautifully from the second I popped the cork and evolved stunningly over the course of a couple days.