Pommard, Les Rugiens, 1er Cru
    Domaine de Montille

    Pommard, Les Rugiens, 1er Cru,

    Destination

    vintage

    Domaine de Montille, Pommard, Les Rugiens, 1er Cru, 2005

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Domaine de Montille, Pommard, Les Rugiens, 1er Cru, 2005

    From the Bas Rugiens, the best part, where the soils are iron rich and red in colour, the name Rugiens coming from this distinct 'Rouge' colour. This is of Grand Cru quality, truly majestic with so much force and energy, showing a very intense and concentrated core garlanded by sweet ripe berry fruits. Pommard does not come more stylish.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    12.5%
    93/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2011 Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru feels clean and pure on the nose, elegant rather than powerful with brambly red berry fruit, undergrowth, chestnut and sage developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied, clean raspberry and wild strawberry with fine tannin all the way to the finish, especially for a Pommard. It fans out with confidence at the end, completing an accomplished Les Rugiens. Tasted at Flint Wines Burgundy 2011 tasting.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2019

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
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    Domaine de Montille

    Domaine de Montille

    Etienne is one of Burgundy's great purists, his long-lived wines may need time but they are some of the most honest and terroir-driven wines in Burgundy. The wines are fermented using all or partial whole bunch vinification depending on the vintage, élévage is long and slow in their cold cellars and percentages of new oak are low, rarely more than 50% even for Malconsorts. From some of the most vivid, intense Beaune's there are to perfumed, stylish Volnays and silky Vosnes Romanee, Etienne makes a borad range of some of Burgundy's most polished wines. The Domaine's policy on white wines is to pick as early as possible, as soon as the fruit has just approached ripeness, resulting in tense, fine wines with alcohols rarely more than 13%

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