Domaine de Montille Chassagne-Montrachet 2020
Region: Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Certified Organic, Sustainable, Vegetarian, Practising Biodynamic, Vegan
On the nose, the wine shows aromas of yellow stone fruit, white flowers, and citrus. On the palate, it is medium to full-bodied with a mineral finish, and boasts flavours of lemon rind, grapefruit, and orange peel.
The Chassagne-Montrachet east-facing vineyard covers 0.67 hectare of surface area between two different plots: "Champs Derrières" and "Les Houillères"."Les Houillères" is located within the village of Puligny near Bâtard-Montrachet. Soil here is chalky and gives minerality along with an unusual elegance that is more in line with wines from Puligny than the ones from Chassagne.
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.