This is a white wine from the world renowned Puligny Montrachet AOC located In the Cote de Beaune area of Burgundy. This is not your typical village level wine, approximately three quarters of the grapes destined for this wine are grown in the ‘Les Chalumeaux’ Premier Cru, however the authorities declassified the Montille vineyards as in 1975, a previous owner brought in 20cm of topsoil when replanting – this is not permitted and therefore the vineyard lost its status. Over the last 45 years the vine roots have now dived deeper and reached the original soils, giving them access to the same terroir which the best premier cru wines grow in. Indeed, the surrounding vineyards are all established Premier Cru sites making this a superb investment if you’re looking for premium quality white Burgundy. There is a superb balance between the alcohol and freshness in the wine – a key focus for the winemaker here who adopts an approach with minimal interference to ensure a subtle and elegant wine as opposed to one which is overly bold and rich. With notes of vibrant citrus, white flower, fresh pastry and beeswax this is a full-bodied wine while also remaining layered and succulent.
The estate has been in the hands of the Montille family since the 17th century, originally a large landowner in Burgundy, they sold much of their holdings in the 18th century – the potential of the region for winemaking not being fully realised at the time. Under Hubert and his son Etienne (the current owner and winemaker), Domaine de Montille have shrewdly been growing their estate back up over the last 50 years and now hold land in many of the key appellations around Burgundy. Fully certified as both Organic and Biodynamic, this is a conscientious producer committed to making world class wines in a sustainable manner. We would recommend trying this alongside a roast chicken or smoked duck. 12.5% ABV.