Domaine Dubuet-Monthelie Monthelie Sous Le Cellier 2009
The firmly fruited Monthelie Sous Le Cellier is made from the fruit of 40-year-old vines. Medium ruby-red in color. Earth and red plum aromas. Good, persistent, and rich finish. Compliments lamb or veal, as well as more hearty dishes of meat stew, sausages, grilled red meat, or cheese (preferably creamy).
100% Pinot Noir (Old Vines). This small family-run domain is currently run by David Dubuet. The name Monthelie comes from David's father's side of the family - his grandmother's maiden name was Monthelie, the same name as the village and appellation. Now a roughly 20-acre domain, with vineyards in Auxey-Duresses, Savigny-les-Beaune, and Pernand-Vergelesses. They also practice lutte raisonnee ("reasoned struggle" or "rational farming"), which is just one step before organic farming, with lots of plowing in the vineyards and no pesticide usage of any kind (this includes herbicides). Monthelie is one of the smallest and most underrated communes of Cote d'Or.