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Volnay Premier Cru 'En Champans', Domaine de Montille, 2022

Volnay Premier Cru 'En Champans', Domaine de Montille, 2022

Domaine de Montille | Burgundy, France | 75cl
  • Red Still
  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Pinot Noir
Regular price £660.00
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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 well exposed site and De Montille vines stretch from top to bottom. They tend to produce pretty structured wines so de-stemming gives more elegance. 1/3 whole bunch and 30% new oak.
Creamy but tight red cherry nose, with notes of violets and crushed stones. Succulent and rich but framed by fine-grained tannins, saline acidity and impressive mineral drive on the finish.”
Tom Harrow, Head Wine Guru

What the critics say:

94/100Charles Curtis MW, Decanter

"The Volnay Champans from de Montille boasts forward, ripe aromas of plum and blackberry with hints of liquorice and star anise; the texture is creamy and dense, yet on the finish, it is evident there are some firm tannins. The grapes come from a parcel of 0.75 hectares that runs the length of the vineyard. At the top, the soil is sandier; near the bottom, it is heavier clay. The grapes from the top half are fermented as whole clusters; those from the bottom are destemmed; the wines are ageing now in cask (30% new), where they will stay until the spring."

91-93/100Neal Martin, Vinous

"The 2022 Volnay Les Champans 1er Cru, including one-third whole clusters, has a wonderful bouquet with red cherries and redcurrant scents, a touch of blue fruit emerging with aeration. Nicely integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, fresh and vibrant, and lively with a tensile, citrus finish. Recommended."

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About 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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