Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Thanks Alan, pretty confusing? I agree. What is the definition of "monopole?".
wnissen wrote:A "monopole" is just a "monopoly" in English, an appellation owned by one estate.
See the Wikipedia entry on monopole which has an incomplete list of monopoles, perhaps the most famous being Romanee-Conti. I'm adding the Clos de Vougeot, thanks to everyone for the information.
Paul Winalski wrote:Clos de Vougeot (the grand cru) is sort of the exact opposite of a monopole--something like 70 different growers own plots of vines within the vineyard.
Alan Uchrinscko wrote:Thanks for the kind words.
There is Pinot Blanc and maybe a little touch of Pinot Gris as well. The Pinot Blanc is pretty obvious when one tastes the wine IMO. According to the domaine, this vineyard has been planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc for centuries.