Collection: Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur

Burgundy, France

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“A fifth-generation winemaker, Pascal Prunier assumed the reins of this estate in 1983. He and his wife Christine Bonheur renamed it, combining their names to form the new Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur. Their goal is to offer “a genuine product, the result of hard work without pretense and without excessive ambition.” The domaine spans 6 hectares of vineyards, from Saint-Romain in Beaune to Auxey-Duresses, Monthelie, Meursault, and Pommard. However, Pascal is continually expanding its holdings, recently acquiring a Meursault plot, a parcel of Auxey-Duresses red, and a new premier cru, Auxey-Duresses Val.

Contrary to its name, the plot which produces the Monthelie Rouge 1er Cru Les Vignes Ronds is not actually round, but triangular. Benefitting from a south-west exposure, its vines have an average age of 40 years, and its soil is predominantly limestone covered with red clay and marl. 15 to 18 months of aging in 25% oak barrels contributes to a medium-bodied palate, a good concentration of fruits, elegant tannins, and a lengthy finish.