Fabulous 2011s from Domaine de Montille!

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One of our favorite Burgundy producers is de Montille in Volnay, a Domaine that dates back to the 1800s.  Along with Lafarge and D'Angerville, Domaine de Montille produces some of the longest lived Volnays and some of the very best Pommards to cross our paths. De Montille's Rugiens "Bas" (considered a superior morsel of the Rugiens vineyard) is a benchmark of the appellation, as are their fabulous Les Pezerolles and Les Grands Epenots.  As with any fine Burgundy, these wines are available in small quantities and sell out rapidly. De Montille also makes a great Bourgogne Rouge; our allocation of Bourgogne this year was 24 bottles. (Read: grab some while you can!) 
 

Etienne de Montille loves his 2011's.  He was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful these wines turned out; they are fresh and pretty with good phenolic maturity and naturally low to average alcohol levels. Because the stems were ripe at the time of harvest, he was able to use whole cluster fermentation, which contributes additional structure to age as well as aromatic complexity. The wines are open at the moment as well as focused, and have beautiful acidity on the finish. They are delicious wines that will drink well young and age beautifully. JBT

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De Montille 2011 Bourgogne

Ruby red, light on its feet, pure and clean with red fruits predominating, ripe silky tannins — delicious! JBT

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De Montille 2011 Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans

Red fruit, clay, stone, mineral and very pure. Ripe, silky tannins and, again, that fine thread of 2011 acidity that comes out on the finish. Seductive now, this will last for as long as you could cellar it. These 2011 wines will be underestimated and I think that ten, fifteen, twenty years from now, people who try some of them will be amazed at how utterly fantastic they are. This is not a vintage to miss and Les Champans a great example of 2011 at its best. This was vinified with 33% whole cluster fermentation. JBT
 

 

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De Montille 2011 Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots

This is ripe and full of red fruit with silky tannins and great acidity and intensity and length. A powerful wine, Grands Epenots is one of the greatest of all Pommard 1er Crus, just a step behind the Rugiens-Bas.This was vinified with 33% whole clusters, a decision made based on the ripeness of the stems. JBT    

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De Montille 2011 Pommard 1er Cru Pézerolles

This outstanding Pommard is also built to last. Incredible ripeness, power, great, supple tannins, and the wonderful focused 2011 acidity that comes through on the finish. Another very successful 2011 from de Montille! This one was vinified with 66% whole clusters. Incidentally our manager, Sophie, had her first transcendental red Burgundy experience with a 2000 Pézerolles from de Montille, a forward and precocious vintage like 2011... JBT

 

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De Montille 2011 Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens

Called "Rugiens" for its red and iron-rich soils, there is lots of ripe fruit here, ripe tannins and everything that a wine needs for a long, long life. This is a great Pommard and as such it is very, very powerful. This is always one of the great wines in the de Montille lineup. Incidentally, this wine was fermented with 66% whole clusters. JBT

 

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De Montille 2011 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds

This is the finest Volnay in de Montille's portfolio of superb vineyards. It has been in the family's hands since the 1800s. The parcel is one and a half hectares, a large parcel of one of the steepest vineyards in Volnay. A great wine which has lots of minerality and the limestone character that is a trademark of this vineyard that produces one of the truly profound Volnays. Vinified using 100% whole clusters. JBT


 

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