Domaine Eric de Suremain, Monthelie 1er Cru Sur la Velle (rouge) 2015

Appellation: Monthelie

Region: Burgundy

Country: France

Color: red

Varietal(s): Pinot Noir

About The Producer

Suremain means 'sure hand' in French and Eric is definitely that. He was way ahead of his time, and still is. In 1983 he inherited Château de Monthelie from his grandfather, Robert, which sits on the side of a hill in Monthelie. In 1996 he took his vineyards biodynamic. But, that doesn’t mean he’s a man to embrace every little technological miracle that comes along. Eric still believes in getting up close and personal with his grapes- you’ll find him out in the fields. His vines are old and he keeps his yields very low. He is restrained when it comes to new wood.

Terroir & Vineyard Practices:

This wine is an assemblage of 4 different parcels with a south facing-exposure. Certified Organic/Biodynamic at strictest level.

Tasting Notes

Pinot Noir with a full and intense nose - stone fruits and licorice. It is rich and robust in the mouth with well-integrated but imposing tannins, a touch of minerality, and at the end a little sweetness. A wine with great aging potential.


Eric de-stalks 100% of his grapes. It undergoes natural yeast fermentation. This wine remains in barrel for as long as two years. His wines are long-lived and will drink well up to ten years or more.