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Beaune Premier Cru 'Les Aigrots', Domaine de Montille, 2022

Beaune Premier Cru 'Les Aigrots', Domaine de Montille, 2022

Domaine de Montille | Burgundy, France | 75cl
  • White Still
  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Chardonnay
Regular price £258.00
Regular price Offer price £258.00

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This wine is offered En Primeur, with an est. delivery in late 2024/early 2025.

Domaine de Montille is one of Burgundy’s most revered estates and this burgeoning family property is very much at the top of its game, producing wines of exceptional quality: scintillating, proper Burgundies, unusually across both reds and whites.

Features as one of the Top 10 Côte de Beaune Red Wine Producers and Top 10 Côte de Beaune White Wine Producers in Tim Atkin's Burgundy 2022 Special Report.

Self-confessed ‘acid freak’ Brian Sieve was especially careful with battonage and lees-stirring of the Chardonnays in 2022, to maintain freshness and verve, noting that it was not a high acid vintage. A little less new oak (not that there is ever more than just enough) and whole bunches in the reds than in the previous solar vintages, plus the gentler acid profile means the wines have a charm and immediacy to rival any vintage we’ve tasted from the domaine.

“A vineyard that is famous courtesy of Domaine Lafarge, although less than 10% of its production is white. Etienne is one among a growing number (ourselves very much included) who are pleased to see the premier crus of Beaune starting to regain the exalted reputation they once held. Right below hillside of Beaune, behind the rugby stadium, there are heavier soils, but on top of limestone. Somewhere in between the power of Corton Charlemagne and the elegance and floral character of the famed wines of Cotes de Blanc, but about half the price of a Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru of similar quality.”
Tom Harrow, Head Wine Guru

What the critics say:

90-92/100Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

"Mid lemon yellow. At the moment the oak shows rather too loudly, though will tame with time. Medium bodied, with some personality which is currently hiding behind the oak. Riper fruit behind. Drink from 2026-2032. Tasted: October 2023."

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OUR GROWERS

Domaine de Montille

Domaine de Montille is now in its ninth generation under the stewardship of sibling duo Étienne & Alix, who have largely remained true to their father’s vision of creating elegant, pure and balanced wines.

In fact Étienne was instrumental in pushing the sustainability of the Domaine by abandoning all chemical fertilisers and herbicides in 1985 and fully transitioning to biodynamic farming in 2005.

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