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Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Chardonnay 100%.
Tasting notes: De Montille's Corton-Charlemagne immediately distinguishes itself as a regal wine. The attack is frank, direct and almost masculine, while the palate is powerful, profound, rich and very structured. This wine demands patience and will begin to shine after five to eight years.
94-97 points Jasper Morris
'Pale lemon colour. I love the bouquet here, very refined, very Corton-Charlemagne, not at all over ripe, excellent intensity through the middle of the palate, steely with some lime blossom notes. textbook example! 13.4% alcohol. '
92-95 points Burghound
'Note: from a 1.1ha holding in Pougets Once again there is enough wood to mention but not to mask the aromas of Granny Smith apples, white orchard fruit, floral and just sliced fennel. Much like the Chevalier, the broad-shouldered flavors possess borderline painful intensity as well as plenty of minerality on the detailed, focused and powerful finale. This is presently very tightly wound and a wine that should easily repay 10+ years of cellaring though ample patience will be required. '
90-92 points Vinous
'The 2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is complex on the nose with scents of beeswax, pressed white flower and touches of citrus fruit. The palate is very well balanced with fine depth, rounded in texture but fresh and tensile, though it just misses a little tension and comes across a tad oaky on the finish. Let’s see how it shows once bottled. Closure: Diam (NM) '
About the Winery: After being founded in the 1750s, in the mid-18th century, the Domaine de Montille century extended over 12 hectares. The family's financial problems meant that Etienne de Montille, the manager at that time, had to abandon certain parcels of land and focus on 3 hectares, mainly in Volnay. With the arrival of Hubert de Montille, Etienne's grandson, the domaine took off in another direction. Like his father, Hubert was a lawyer, however he would go on to lead a double life as a wine grower and a lawyer. He decided to produce his own wines from A to Z. Within a few decades, he would become one of the finest examples in the region, perfectly expressing the terroir of each climat with pure and elegant wines.
Today, the domaine is managed by Etienne, Hubert's son who also was originally steered towards a legal career. The domaine now has 20 hectares of vines, including 15 of grand and premier crus, on the best climats of Burgundy, in white and red! Domaine de Montille now produces its wines using biodynamic methodology, perpetuating the tradition of innovation and excellence introduced by Hubert de Montille.
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