Domaine de Montille Pommard 1er Cru "Les Rugiens Bas " red 2016 750 ml
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ABOUT "LES RUGIENS BAS"
The climate of the “Rugiens” is particular. It is made up of two parts: the “Rugiens Hauts” and the “Rugiens-Bas”. The lower part "les Rugiens-Bas", the best, is of exceptional quality: it is a Premier Cru that has the feel and the substance of a Grand Cru.
Covering an area of 5.83 ha, it takes its name from the red color of clays containing iron oxides. The Montille estate is the largest farmer in Rugiens-Bas with two plots for an area of 1.02 ha.
Among other factors, the quality of the clays and the presence of iron give this cru incomparable power and distinction in the Côte de Beaune. Powerful, racy, complete wine, it expresses itself with an additional dimension in all its components whether it is complexity, depth, or longevity.
Domaine de Montille sits on 17 hectares, mainly in Côte de Beaune, although some fine wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges and Vosne-Romanée have been integrated.
The Domaine was created in the 1750s. It sat on a veritable treasure, in total, 12 hectares of magnificent terroir, planted with Pinot Noir in the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. When Hubert de Montille took over in the 1950s, the family Domaine had been reduced to its smallest size of barely 3 hectares. In 1983, Étienne started working at the Domaine. He asserted his style and philosophy: biodynamic farming, whole cluster fermentation to add aromatics and silkier wines with less austerity. All the while, he remained true to his vision: authenticity, purity, elegance and balance. In 2011, the Domaine counted 20 hectares of vines, of which 75% were Premiers or Grands Crus from both Côtes.
The idea of minimal intervention speaks very clearly to the team when it comes to their terroir. There was total abandonment of chemical fertilizers and herbicides in 1985, and then fungicides and synthetic insecticides in 1995 before switching to organic, biodynamic in 2005. Finally, the domain became Ecocert Bio certified in 2012.
From: France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune, Pommard 1er Cru
Variety: Pinot Noir
Color : Red