Maison de Montille Pouilly Fuisse En Vergisson 2019
Region: Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan
This wine has a vibrant bouquet of white flowers and stone fruit, with hints of spice from time in oak. The well-balanced palate offers lilting green apple and light peach skin notes, a fine bead of acidity and decent weight toward the finish.
The grapes for this Pouilly-Fuissé are sourced from terraced vineyards situated on the steep slopes of the Mâconnais. Soils here are comprised of clay and limestone, which lend an elegance to the wines. The south-facing vineyards, shielded from the elements by the great stone monoliths of Solutré and Vergisson, result in beautifully complex wines with excellent ageing potential.
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.