Domaine de Montille Puligny Montrachet 2020
Region: Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Certified Organic, Sustainable, Vegetarian, Practising Biodynamic, Vegan
On the nose, the wine has notes of citrus, white flowers, and fresh pastry. On the palate, it is medium to full-bodied, silky and lively, combining charming fruit with mineral nuance.
Puligny-Montrachet comes from a 1.1 hectare parcel situated in the Puligny Premier Cru "Les Chalumeaux" and 0.38 hectare in "Levron" and "Baudrières-Nosroy". "Les Chalumeaux" was declassified by INAO when it was replanted in 1975 because the former owner brought in 20cm of topsoil. Since then, the combination of erosion and biodynamic farming have made the vines' roots dive deeper into the original terroir. This gives the Puligny-Montrachet a density and an unusual complexity.
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.