Monday, April 25, 2011
Monthélie 2007, Petitjean-Damy
During the "portes ouvertes" weekend we were lured into this domaine I hadn't heard of before by the promise of some Burgundy snails and baguette. During the tasting we were looked after by the sister of the owner who had disappeared for lunch. She had worked in the Puligny vineyards for 20 years and observed that she'd never had the chance to do much wine tasting. Incredible. This white Monthélie started on aromas of dandelion, cut daffodil stems and lemon. Fresh and lemony, light, pleasant enough but likely to set the teeth on edge. Evidence of high yields and potentially early harvesting due to the lack of sweetness in the fruit. Below par.