Domaine de Montille Pommard 1er Cru 'Les Pezerolles'
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.
"A northerly vineyard that has been part of the domaine since the 1960s, and sits on limestone rich soils just above Epenots. The mix of sandy, calcareous soils gives a vein of Volnay-esque elegance but is still at its core Pommard including 25% very old vines (80+ years) which are vinified 100% whole bunch, whilst the remaining 75% of the grapes are one third whole bunch. Perfumed, floral, cherry bright fruit and powdered chalk nose. Palate has great charm, a supple texture and is well balanced between succulence and savoury sophistication, especially with a note of salt crystals rounding off elegant, filigree tannins. De Montille’s Pezerolles is increasingly setting a new benchmark for this vineyard." Tom Harrow, Wine Guru
"The vines are a mix of old and young, with replantings now on stream. The old vines have been vinified as whole bunches, around 40% overall. Medium depth of colour, and a slightly darker fruit, less sweetly sensual than the Grands Epenots. This is not a monster, but does stretch out beautifully to a fine long finish. Darker cherry and raspberry throughout. Tasted: October 2020" 5 Stars, 92-94 pts, Jasper Morris MW
"The 2019 Pommard Les Pézerolles 1er Cru is much more backward on the nose compared to de Montille’s other Pommards, offering brambly red berry fruit, clove and bay leaf. The palate is beautifully balanced, the 50% whole cluster contributing a light pepperiness but allowing the terroir to shine. Smooth on the finish." 91-93 pts, Neal Martin, Vinous
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Domaine de Montille
A 75% Premier/Grand Crus Domaine
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