Domaine de Montille, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Aux Thorey

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The 2010 Nuits Saint Georges Aux Thorey is a big, forceful wine bristling with energy and class.
  •   Burgundy, France
  •   Smooth Red
  •   Pinot Noir
  •   2011

"Etienne de Montille describes the 2011 vintage as "completely surprising with totally unexpected quality. We had such chaotic weather with huge swings from hot, dry and sunny to cool, wet and cloudy that it was difficult to imagine what might transpire. It was one of the particularities of the vintage that once we had the proper phenolic maturities in the last week of August I waited a few days to see what might happen with the sugar levels but they just didn't budge. As such I reasoned that all that would probably happen if I waited would be to have lower acidity levels. We picked from the 28th of August to the 10th of September under near perfect conditions. The maturity of the pinot really varied as I started with it, then went to white and then came back to the pinot in those areas that are slower to mature. We obtained very good phenolic maturities though the potential alcohols were on the low to average side at between 11.8 to 12.7%. The fruit was really pretty clean though there were a few sectors where the pinot required some sorting. I did my usual vinification though I shortened slightly the total cuvaison. I used a relatively high percentage of whole clusters though this again varied considerably by terroir. As to the wines, they are fresh and energetic and should be relatively easy to drink young." My take on the de Montille 2011s is that they transcend the general quality of vintage, particularly in the Côte de Beaune."

Tasting note: Here the presence of the stems is quite noticeable with a green tea and floral character along with spice and red berry fruit nuances. There is a more refined mouth feel to the muscular middle weight flavors that exude a very fine minerality on the firm and ever-so-mildly rustic finish. This is pretty if not profound. 89-92 points, Burghound

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2011
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Pinot Noir
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Smooth Red
  Oak Mildly Oaked
  Drinkability Drink now
  Sweetness Dry
  Abv 12.5%

Domaine de Montille

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