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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.
Burghound.com 94 / 100
“This too is very firmly reduced and offers almost nothing discernible on the nose save for hints of wood and citrus. Like the Poruzots, there is fine volume and once again very good concentration to the broad-shouldered and imposingly-scaled flavors that possess a highly attractive mouth feel that continues onto the delicious, sappy and citrusy and overtly mineral-inflected finale. This compact and very serious effort is clearly going to require extended cellaring to reveal its full, and considerable, potential.”
Vinous 94 / 100
“The 2017 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from Les Pougets and matures in just under 30% new oak. This has a vivacious and tensile bouquet with orange zest and Japanese yuzu aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, quite taut for a Corton-Charlemagne but it is graced with impressive balance. The spicy finish is welcome. This is a finally crafted Grand Cru.” - Neal Martin
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 93 / 100
“The 2017 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is performing well from bottle, revealing scents of green orchard fruit, white flowers, fresh pastry and toasted almonds. Medium to full-bodied, textural and succulent, it's lively and precise, concluding with a delicately chalky finish.”
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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