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Domaine de Montille, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru, 2019

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There is no address in Burgundy for which we have more affection than Domaine de Montille.

Anyone with a pumping heart was instantly charmed by the authenticity and humility of the late, great patriarch, Hubert de Montille. Unequivocal and confident in his ability to reveal greatness through transparency, it's difficult to distinguish whether we are talking about de Montille or the terroir of Volnay, and that is the mark of compelling Burgundy.

Hubert de Montille passed the reins at his famous domaine to his son Etienne about 20 years ago. He died about five years ago. Yet he is such a giant of a figure in Burgundy that it is still impossible to think about de Montille without thinking about Hubert. It helps that Hubert’s name remains on the label!

Hubert may be best known internationally for making hard-assed wines. He didn’t care what Robert Parker or anyone else said. He followed his own vision of Burgundy tradition, which included a fair bit of tannic extraction. His passion and determination earned him a starring role in Mondovino, the anti-globalization wine film by Jonathan Nossiter.

But Etienne changed things. He wanted more purity, less extraction. He was brought up with the likes of Christophe Roumier and other members of his generation, who wanted to emphasize fruit and terroir rather than structure. Almost right away, the style at de Montille changed.

People liked the wines, of course — they can show very well on release. But would they hold up the way his father’s legendary wines do? A recently consumed, and very beautiful, 2002 Pommard seemed to confirm the they age just fine! Will they go 40-50 years like his dad’s wines? Who knows, and who cares, other than your yet-to-be-born grandkids.

What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...

VINTAGE
2019
BOTTLE SIZES
750 ML, 1.5 L
COUNTRY
France
REGION
Burgundy
APPELLATION
Chevalier-Montrachet GC
WINE TYPE
White
VARIETALS
Chardonnay
ORGANIC
Certified
BIODYNAMIC
Practicing
VINEYARD
The highest vineyard on the Puligny hillside, just above Cailleret. The name Chevalier stems from the latin term caballarieu or "esquire", an obvious nod to the vineyard's reputation for producing the highest quality fruit. De Montille owns a 0.23 hectare parcel of vines grown in iron-rich soils.
SOIL
Iron-rich clay and limestone with small, granular pepples
VITICULTURE
Certified organic, practicing biodynamic
VINIFICATION
Fermented in 50% demi-muids, 50% barrels (25% max new oak). Regarding sulfur, whites have the following: 75-100 mg/l total SO2, 30-35 mg/l free SO2.
AGING
Aged one year in demi-muids and barrels, then aged another 5 months in stainless steel.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied

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