Domaine de Montille Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

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This wine is sold En Primeur. Estimated delivery Spring 2021
  •   Burgundy, France
  •   Chardonnay
  •   2018

Tasting at de Montille is always an education as the opportunity to sample across the Cote d’Or, the domaine’s consistently top class reds and whites, gives an unrivalled perspective on the quality and style of the vintage, accompanied by Brian Sieve’s typically measured appraisal. Only marginally affected by the frosts of 2016 and 2017, the domaine has enjoyed fairly homogeneous yields across the last three vintages. Great fruit set and warmer evenings but not the relentless heat that affected some sites established the tone for the domaine’s wines, and as ever, Brian is strict about picking based on the acidity profile of the grapes, which has ensured balanced wines with the correct pH and alcohol levels under 13.3%. Elegance, focus and energy epitomise the domaine’s wines and they were a pleasure to taste as always.

(NB - We spent even longer at the domaine this year as Etienne and Brian had agreed to complete the élevage of the barrels of Hospice de Beaune 2019 wines we hoped to buy at the forthcoming auction for our syndicate members. As experienced tasters of the Hospice wines, they also had useful advice on preferred cuvées, which was another factor in our choices. We later bid successfully on the barrels we wanted (Pommard 1er Cru and a rather fantastic Meursault) and they will be making their way to de Montille for completion…)

Rich, leesy, waxy nose with cereal crop hints. Deep fruited, buttery palate, with good vinosity and viscosity, plenty of length on the finish, driven by minerally acids, helping to stretch the fruit and stones out. Tom, Wine Guru

The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from a south-facing parcel and sees a little less new oak than the Chevalier-Montrachet. It has a more Zen-like bouquet than the Chevalier-Montrachet, which goes against type considering the vineyards in question. The lightly spiced palate is well balanced with a fine saline entry and good weight toward the lemongrass-tinged finish, which feels persistent and satisfying. Good potential. 92-94/100, Neal Martin, Vinous

Etienne de Montille sources his Corton-Charlemagne from a single parcel in the Les Pougets climat in Aloxe-Corton, which was replanted with white grapes in 2006, switching from Pinot Noir. Fermented in one-third new wood, it's a textbook reading of the Grand Cru, with classic understated power, structure and minerality and the promise of more to come in bottle.95/100, Tim Atkin MW

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2018
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Chardonnay
  Wine Type White wines

Domaine de Montille

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