Parent, Monthélie Blanc (Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France) 2017

($48):  Domaine Parent, arguably the best producer of Pommard, also makes this stunning white Monthélie.  It’s a bit of an oddity because ninety percent of Monthélie’s production is red and the vast majority of Parent’s production comes from their own vineyards.  In this case, Parent buys grapes from growers in this nearby and less well-known village and explains why Domaine is not on the label.  But quality is in the bottle.  Though this wine falls above my arbitrary $40 price point, it is so riveting that I had to include it.  Creamy, mineraly and zesty, it’s a bargain for what it delivers.
94 Michael Apstein Nov 3, 2020