Domaine de Montille Meursault 'Saint Christophe'

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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…)

Named for the shrine atop the hill of Meursault, where so many of the appellation’s best vineyards are situated, this is a serious, impressive wine, blended from parcels in Casses-Tetes, Petits Charrons and an old favourite Narvaux, a lieu dit we have long considered of 1er cru quality. 20% New oak in 2018. Dried flowers, and fresh white blossoms lie over ripe orchard fruits, leading to an impressively mineral palate, with freshness and zip. This is long, sappy, juicy, playful, really rather charming. Tom, Wine Guru

The 2018 Meursault "St. Christophe" is a blend of three vineyards and sees slightly less new oak that other cuvées from de Montille. There is just a slight reduction on the nose, which develops light menthol notes with aeration. The palate is easygoing, perhaps a bit commercial in style, but there is nothing wrong with that. Finishes pleasantly peachy. Drink over the next five or six years. 88-90/100, Neal Martin, Vinous

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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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