Domaine de Montille Pommard 'Les Cras'

Burgundy, France   |  Pinot Noir   |  2017
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DMON-POCR-2017
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DMON-POCR-2017-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£294.00
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DMON-POCR-2017-1-750-DP
1 x 750ml
£49.00
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Tasting with winemaker Brian Sieve at de Montille is always a pleasurable education, and once again we were treated to an impressively consistent set of wines, including the domaine’s best whites since 2014, accompanied by his typically measured appraisal of the vintage and the market. Regarding the latter, Brian suggests that prices are due to stabilize but that demand is relentless and quality high - “your top domaines are going to swing and miss on very few vintages”, and with certain domaines guiding particular crus on a specific trajectory, 2017 could be seen as excellent value in a few year’s time.

Of the vintage, Brian says 2017 is built for serious pleasure, with svelte tannins and juicy structure holding plenty of strawberries and raspberries. Preferring to pick early when grapes still have two thirds tartaric acid, and only a third malic acid, he believes the domaine’s 2017 reds have the supple richness and concentration of 2016 with the quantity, acidity and primary red fruit profile of 2011. Easy to understand, balanced and graceful, with alcohol bordering 13%, 2017 is good news for drinkers and yet he sees nothing to suggest the wines won’t age well.

Etienne de Montille meanwhile begins by quoting neighbour Michel Lafarge who said 2017 is “a mix of ‘59 and ‘61”. In his own reds, Etienne sees a rare vintage with plenty of plush, fleshy fruit and early integration, a sense of floral freshness like 2007, but with tension and spiciness due to their preference for varying degrees of whole cluster. This is allied to a rare intensity of minerality and salinity, accompanied by no harsh, square tannins, and so he is delighted by the sense of harmony in the wines. And then there are the whites… “best since 2014”, without quite the same density and volume, but with same transparency, salinity and vivacity.
/Tom Harrow

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  GrowerDomaine de Montille
  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondDuty Paid
  Vintage2017
  CountryFrance
  RegionBurgundy
  GrapePinot Noir
  Wine TypeRed wines
  WinemakingOrganic wines
  OakMildly Oaked
  DrinkabilityDrink now
  SweetnessDry

Domaine de Montille

A 75% Premier/Grand Crus Domaine

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