Volnay, Les Mitans, 1er Cru
Domaine de Montille

Volnay, Les Mitans, 1er Cru, 2020


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2020
12x75cl
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£1,388.46


Domaine de Montille, Volnay, Les Mitans, 1er Cru, 2020

2010
2020

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
13 %

Notes

A heady nose signposts a rich, intense and compact palate. Dark, bramble fruit, notes of liquorice and cinnamon too, robust and muscled, this serious Volnay means business. As structured as this is, the texture is round and velvety. A Volnay to lay down. 100% whole bunch fermentation. De Montille's vines in Mitans are 55-60 years old; they produce tiny (millerande) berries every year that are highly concentrated. The vineyard's soils are light and shallow with a strong limestone content. The grapes and bunches ripen very well most years so this often is fermented with a lot of whole bunches.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
12/2021

Notes
The 2020 Volnay Les Mitans 1er Cru is 100% whole cluster this year. Touches of white pepper and clove infuse the red fruit, undergrowth and hints of autumn leaves gradually evolving with time. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannins on the entry. There is a mixture of red and black fruit with a touch of black pepper and allspice towards the structured, (again) Pommard-like finish. Closure: Diam

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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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