Domaine de Montille Nuits Saint George 1er Cru 'Aux Thorey'
Our visits to de Montille get (thankfully) longer each year as we continue to deepen our relationship with Etienne, Brian and the team. I can’t think of another address in Burgundy that has such strength in its domaine whites and Cote de Beaune reds (and the highly sought after Vosne Romanée ‘Malconsorts’ cherry on top) so we are delighted to carry a good selection from across their portfolio.
Brian is rightly pleased with the domaine’s wines again this year commenting on a good balance of acidity and alcohol but adding a note of caution about climate change: 2019 was one of the driest vintages on record and he suggests Burgundy is in “in a window right now. Pinot Noir is a delicate variety and we need more water and less sun”. Overall he preferred slightly fewer whole bunches and less new oak than 2018. Etienne adds that 2019 has a “classic textural character” and was “a consensual vintage – everyone could make the style of wine they wanted, unlike the last three vintages, here there is something for everyone”. The latter is certainly true here at de Montille with chiselled, polished reds and racy but juicy whites. Once again Beaune 1er Cru (both colours) continues to over perform and offer exceptional value.
"From the middle slope, just north of the cemetery, Aux Thorey is planted on steep, 100% limestone soils, close enough to Vosne Romanée to warrant ever more serious comparison. It was the last cuvée picked by the domaine and two thirds whole bunch went in to the vats. Charming, chalky, accented red cherries and plums perfume with a sweet soy note. Palate is nicely poised, well-defined, silken, juicy and succulent with slightly darker but still high-toned fruits. There is attractive focus here, the mouthfeel is linear but supple, decidedly Vosne-ish. Well done again." Tom Harrow, Wine Guru
"The 2019 Nuits Saint-Georges Aux Thorey 1er Cru, which is two-thirds whole cluster, has a very focused bouquet of elegant red cherry, raspberry and briary aromas, plus a hint of bay leaf and sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine bead of acidity thanks to the calcareous soils, and displays superb tension and focus toward the finish. A gorgeous, ethereal Aux Thorey." 93-95 pts, Neal Martin, Vinous
|Grower||Domaine de Montille|
|Duty Paid / In Bond||In Bond|
|Bottle or Case?||Price by the Case|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Winemaking||Biodynamic wines, Organic wines|
Domaine de Montille
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