2/3 whole cluster and 40% new oak gives it a brightness and perfumed vivacity of red fruit on the nose. On the palate crunchy cranberries come to the fore, the flavours are full and generous, filling the mouth. These are amplified by the substantial tannic structure and balancing acidity. Needs a bit of time to soften, drink from 2023.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £72.68
Bottle 75cl £72.68
This vineyard has less iron than most of Pommard, and is 50% down in volume from 2015. The nose shows red fruit with spicy notes. The flavours are of bright red fruit and are very focussed on the palate. Balanced with fine tannins and good acidity, this is more delicate than typical Pommard and should drink from 2020.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £73.88
Magnum 150cl £151.36
Hailing from just north of Mitans, the wine has 1/3 whole cluster from 30-35 year old vines. The fruit is on the darker end of the spectrum showing blackberry and cassis. In the mouth, it is a muscular Volnay with plenty of substance. Very fine tannins, this will just need a bit of time, drink from 2023.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £80.68
Domaine de Montille is one of Burgundy’s greatest estates. The wines are made for ageing but in recent years, since Hubert’s son Etienne has taken over, the domaine has moved towards expressing greater aromatic potential in the wines. Recent purchases at the domaine have increased the number of wines which make for a serious and detailed overview of the region.
The Domaine has moved progressively towards organic and now biodynamic methods working in closer harmony with nature. The approach in the cellar remains traditional though in the last few years, since Hubert’s son Étienne took over the reins, there has been a focus on bringing greater aromatic expression to the red wines. The wines still benefit from ageing and develop an abundance of complexity as they mature.
In recent years, purchases in Beaune, Corton and the Côte de Nuits have significantly extended the vineyard holdings.