Domaine de Montille
Domaine de Montille is a Burgundy producer known for its Pinot Noir from highly regarded vineyards in Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. The family has an extensive history in Burgundy, and the estate has carried the Montille name since 1863. It sold grapes to negociants, which was the most common practice for vineyard owners in the early 20th century, and also sold off whole parcels of land that significantly reduced the size of the estate. Hubert de Montille inherited the remaining 2.5 hectares (6 acres) in Volnay and vinified the first vintage in 1947. Montille turned the domaine into one of the top red Burgundy producers, starting with purchasing parcels of land in various communes along the Côte d'Or. By 2011, the estate had grown to 20ha (50 acres) with 75 percent of its land in premier or grand cru vineyards. Its most sought-after wines come from plots in Corton, Pommard, Vosne Romanée Aux Malconsorts and has grown to include plots of Chardonnay in Puligny-Montrachet's premier cru Le Cailleret vineyard as well.
It is ripe and generous with fleshy black fruits and some liquorice. There Is a good detail to the wine and the finish is chewy.
A fruity and expressive nose is composed mostly of violet, plum and dark cherry scents. There is a hint of earth present on the sleek, delicious and quite supple middle weight flavors that tighten up slightly on the mildly austere finale. This could
Clear, light yellow in colour. Candied lemon, licorice, salt, and oysters in the aroma. Flavour of lemon, oysters, and minerals.
Wonderfully aromatic, lemon zest, brioche. Serious wine, very high toned at this point. Bright acid, lots of lemon, tangy tart.
Complex aroma with smoke, powder, wheat, grapefruit. High but elegant acidity balanced by rich taste.
Firm, yet well-integrated tannins support an explosive core of dark red fruit in this huge Clos Vougeot. This is one of the few de Montilles that tends towards very dark tonalities of fruit.