Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bursting with aromas of cherries, spices and violets, the 2018 Bourgogne Pinot Noir is medium to full-bodied, round and supple, with an open core of succulent fruit and melting tannins.
Xavier Monnot is a leading producer in Meursault whose winemaking style emphasizes purity of fruit, elegance, and complexity. Prior to the release of the 2005 vintage, the property was known as Domaine René Monnier (Xavier's grandfather). In 2005, along with improvements in the vineyard and cellar, Xavier began bottling his wines under his own label.
Domaine Xavier Monnot is a 42 acre estate in Meursault with vineyards stretching from Beaune to Maranges. 60% of the Domaine's production is white and 40% red with several premier crus in Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune, Volnay, and Maranges. Xavier believes in maintaining an average vine age of 30 to 40 years and practices lutte raisonnée (“reasoned struggle”).
Xavier Monnot buys from contracted growers in the Côte de Beaune to make his Bourgogne Rouge. The grapes are 100% destemmed and the wine is aged in 15% new oak.