Appellation named after the commune of the same name for red and white wines in the Côte de Beaune part of the Côte d'Or in Burgundy. It borders the municipality of Meursault. An alternative AOC exclusively for red wines is Monthélie-Côte de Beaune. The vineyards cover 125 hectares of vineyards on gravelly limestone, overlaid with red clay and marl. The writer Pierre Poupon wrote: "Beautifully embedded in the curve of the hill like the head of St. John against the shoulder of Jesus, Monthélie resembles a village in Tuscany".
The majority of the red wines produced are from 110 hectares, of which 35 hectares are classified as Premier Cru. They are produced from Pinot Noir with max. 15% Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. The white wines comprise 15 hectares, of which 2 hectares are classified as Premier Cru. They are produced from Chardonnay and max. 15% Pinot Blanc. There are no Grands Crus, the 15 Premiers Crus are Clos des Toisières, La Taupine, Le Cas Rougeot, Le Château Gaillard, Le Clos Gauthey, Le Clou des Chênes, Le Meix Bataille, Le Village, Les Barbières, Les Champs Fulliots, Les Clous, Les Duresses, Les Riottes, Les Vignes Rondes and Sur la Velle.
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