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Domaine de Montille Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru 'Aux Malconsorts - Christiane'
- Burgundy, France
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…)
The domaine’s parcel touches La Tache on the north and west sides, and has a touch more clay in the soil than their other limestone dense parcel at the very top of the vineyard. The spicy richness is there with an additional slightly lifted quality to the fruit, showing more vibrancy if not density, and the whisper of extra elegance and length to the tannins. The balance of plush, perfectly ripe fruits, chalky purity, energy and poise has resulted in a stunning Christiane. Tom, Wine Guru
The 2018 Vosne-Romanée Les Malconsorts Cuvée Christiane 1er Cru contains two-thirds whole cluster but a little more new oak than the regular cuvée (as a reminder, it comes from the parcel that lies adjacent to La Tâche.) It has a little more definition and darker fruit on the nose, develops more floral scents with aeration. This is very impressive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins, focused and harmonious with a gentle grip towards the chalky textured finish. It will require several years in bottle. 94-96/100, Neal Martin, Vinous
Picked comparatively late on September 9th, this fine parcel next to La Tâche in the upper part of Les Malconsorts tends to be late maturing. Fermented with two-thirds whole bunches and aged in 40% new wood, it's sappy, intense and very floral on the nose with notes of tobacco pouch and fresh earth, some grippy tannins and plenty of structure and dark damson and black cherry fruit. 95/100, Tim Atkin MW
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Domaine de Montille
A 75% Premier/Grand Crus Domaine
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