Domaine de Montille NSG Aux Saints-Juliens 2017
This is relatively elegant for a Nuits villages with its densely fruited nose of various red berries plus an abundance of floral and freshly turned earth scents. The succulent, rich and generously proportioned flavors possess a seductive mouth feel that continues onto the lingering finish that displays only a soup�on of rusticity.
The Montille estate has been in Volnay since the middle of the 18th century. Today he operates a 20-hectare vineyard, mainly Premiers and Grands Crus, on the Côte de Beaune, but also in the Côte de Nuits and produces around 8,000 cases from 20 appellations. It was Hubert de Montille that wrote the most beautiful pages during the 20th century. The lawyer and his children did not stop giving scope to this field that had, over time, shrunk. It was also he who made it a world-renowned domain from the 1960s.
At a time when wines are standardized, this generation of winegrowers will establish great local wines. It is this love of a job well done that Hubert undoubtedly passed on to his children. Étienne first, then Alix. The brother and sister have taken control and perpetuate the values of the estate. He vinifies the Pinots Noir, while she takes care of the Chardonnays.
Renowned Owner: Hubert de Montille