Domaine de Montille - Monthelie - red - 2018 - 750 ml
WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“The village of Monthélie, nestled between Volnay and Meursault, is one of the prettiest of the viticultural landscape. It can be spotted at a distance with its beautiful slope covered with vines planted to both red and white.
The wines are vibrant, sweet with red fruit notes and often with a light touch of spice and minerality. For the medium-bodied reds, it is important to extract only noble tannins because the other kind can be overwhelming and hard.
Our red Monthélie is an honest wine that translates with great authenticity and simplicity the quality of Burgundian Pinot Noir. Often vinified with whole cluster and aged in barrels – none of which are new, and sulphured very litle, it proudly flies the colors of our Domaine.” Maison de Montille
The domaine sat on a veritable treasure, which at the time, was not recognised for its inherent value. Musigny, Bonnes Mares, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'les Amoureuses'...in total, 12 hectares of magnificent terroir, planted with Pinot Noir in the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. Though today these parcels make wine lovers and winemakers swoon, they were sold off as and when the family's financial situation dictated. Little by little, the ancestors chipped away at the domaine. If the family tradition demanded that the men should embrace a career in law, the arrival of Hubert de Montille marked a turning of the page. He decided to stop this erosion and take over the Domaine - which had already been reduced to its smallest size of barely 3 hectares.
Grape variety: Pinot Noir