This is one of the true hidden gems of Domaine de Montille’s lineup. Vineyard proximity is often overstated, but Les Caillerets neighbours Le Montrachet and Chevalier Montrachet, making it difficult to ignore in this instance. It would be foolish to suggest this is of the same quality as two of the greatest Grand Crus. However, the proximity carries real relevance,...more
Bottle 75cl £45.60
Deeply mineral, layered nose with floral aromatics which mingle seamlessly with distinct notes of green apples and almonds. The palate stays true to the nose with pretty blossoms alongside subtly moreish hints of vanilla. There is ample richness and weight held together by a keenly focused line of acidity. This is augmented by a lovely matchstick character that adds further...more
Situated at the bottom of the hill with a south east aspect, this wine always ripens well yet hangs onto its freshness. A delicious combination. The nose has a sense of alluring depth and darkness, hauntingly so, and is quite expansive with mineral notes shining through – ensuring the wine retains a moreish crunch of crispness. For something so muscular...more
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.