Domaine de Montille - Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Folatieres" - white - 2017 - 1500 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"An elegant, understated wine, the 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières offers up notes of ripe Meyer lemon, citrus blossom and almond paste that are delicately framed by new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and pure, with a delicate, deceptively open-knit profile. I suspect it will tense up with a second winter on the lees." William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Domaine de Montille sits on 17 hectares, mainly in Cote de Beaune.
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 Cote de Nuits and Cote 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 while remaining true to his vision: authenticity, purity, elegance and balance.
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.