mercoledì 21 agosto 2013

DOMAINE DE MONTILLE

Pommard Premier Cru "Les Pèzerolles" 2006

The Domaine de Montille is a family winery located in Burgundy in Volnay back to the 18 century.
They farm 20 hectare of vines, essentially Premeir cru and Grand cru in both Cote de Nuits and Cote de  Beaune covering 20 appellation; is one of this winery which tend to polarize people.
Hubert the father of the family transmitted his love for Burgundy to the sons which currently manage the winery first to Etienne than to Alix. The brother and sister have taken the reins of the Domaine and love Burgundy and continue the philosophy Hubert started. Etienne vilifies the Pinot and Alix she look after the Chardonnay. Etienne is the one converted the total production of the domaine is an environmental friendly farming in 1985 they stopped to use fertilized and herbicide and the move to full organic farming in 1995 and the transit in Byodinamics in 2005. The Domaine is certified Ecocert Bio in 2012. Etienne also add at the wine a slightly change, give at the pinot production note of charm, velvet texture and additional aromatics from whole cluster fermentation to the authenticity elegance and capacity to age which his father Hubert initiated.
 Alix De Montille she looking after the white production, she think the red wines remains obscure for her. With a diploma in enology and experience in the business working at the negociant house of Alex Gambal and Ropiteau developed her knowledge. Particular she had the call for a white wines after meet  Jean Marc Roulot in Mersault. In 2003 she create Maison 2 Montille, a boutique negotiant label established with his brother Etienne to make white wines she like for purchased grapes.
The wine I'm going to talk about is their Pommard from 2006 on the clos Les Pezerolles.
Pommard is one of the larger viticultural area in the Cote de Beaune not far behind Beaune in terms of bottles producers. In between Beaune and Volnay there are no Grand Cru and today every things is red production. The appellation is conventionally split into north and south side the soil are brown with a mixture of limestone, but the soil is not very deep so the roots very quickly come in contact with the bedrock give to the wine a slightly minerality with an open bouquet.
The wine was fruited on the nose a touch sweet with a pronounced floral character with a bright mineral. Warm cherry with subtle spice and ginger tones. Slightly chewy in the mouth with full of ripe tannins balance by slightly soft acidity with a great freshness in the palate.

                                                                           Santè.










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