Domaine de Montille Bourgogne Blanc 2020
Region: Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Certified Organic, Sustainable, Vegetarian, Practising Biodynamic, Vegan
On the nose, the wine has delicate aromas of green apple, pear, white plum and a touch of fennel. The palate is juicy, with plenty of orchard fruits and sweet spice, beautifully balanced with fine acidity. It has good tension and a long, lightly spiced finish.
The fruit is sourced from a five-hectare plot, 'Le Clos du Château', situated on the border of the Puligny-Montrachet vineyards. The soils consist of silt and clay, which imparts a richness and texture to the wine. The Domaine has practised organic viticulture since 1995 and was certified organic in 2012. Since 2005, it has also converted to biodynamic viticulture.
Founded in the mid-18th century, this family-owned estate is one of the most historic in the Côte d’Or, with ninth generation Etienne de Montille now at its helm. Etienne inherited this responsibility from his late father, Hubert, who took over the domaine when it had shrunk from 12 to just 2.5 hectares. Previously, the family had sold off vineyards in Musigny, Bonnes Mares and Chambolle-Musigny. Hubert’s tenure lasted a staggering 50 years. While 90% of the region’s production was sold to négociants, he gained fame for his estate-bottled, long-lived and characterful wines.