Domaine de Montille Bourgogne Blanc
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.
"Aged in 600-litre barrels with plenty of lees stirring during its eleven month’s elevage, to give a lot more texture and a little more than weight than you would expect from a regional wine. From plots which Etienne purchased from Chateau de Puligny Montrachet, near Corpeaux and some delassifed Montagny too. Pears and White plum aromas, and a note of fennel tops. Palate is juicy and gentle with nutmeg-dusted orchard fruits but lively enough and satisfyingly concentrated and long." Tom Harrow
|Grower||Domaine de Montille|
|Custom Stock Status||Pre-Order|
|Duty Paid / In Bond||In Bond|
|Wine Type||White wines|
|Wine Style||Crisp White|
|Winemaking||Biodynamic wines, Organic wines|
|Drinkability||Early in drinking window|
Domaine de Montille
A 75% Premier/Grand Crus Domaine
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