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Domaine de Montille, Pommard Les Cras 2017

$75.00 Excl. tax

Good density and punch, medium-bodied, medium + acidity, strawberry, red cherry, soft tannins, fine length. A quality Pommard villages that is firm but not so much so that it couldn't be enjoyed relatively young.

  • The storied Domaine de Montille traces its history in Burgundy back to the 1730s. Hubert de Montille took the helm in 1947 with a drive and passion that eventually earned the family a place in the upper echelon of Burgundy estates.
  • Following in his father's footsteps, Etienne de Montille grew the family holdings to 35 hectares and in 1995, took the bold step of transitioning the vineyards to organic and biodynamic farming.
  • One of the rare Burgundy estates that excels in reds and whites in both the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, along with many more sectors of the region with its sister petit negociant project, Maison de Montille (formerly known as DEux Montilles). 
  • The winemaking at de Montille has evolved over the years, and the resulting wines are less austere in their youth than in the Hubert era. Today's wines are fresh and elegant with terroir-transparency and a structure that is built to last.

REGION: Burgundy

APPELLATION: Pommard

VARIETALS: Pinot Noir

VINEYARD: Pommard's Les Cras vineyard is located just below the famed Rugiens.

ORIENTATION: East-facing

SOIL: The iron-rich, red soils of Rugiens fanned out and made its way into Les Cras. Topsoil is deep before hitting limestone bedrock.

VINIFICATION: 1/3 whole cluster fermentation, 2/3 destemmed; long and late malolactic fermentation into October. Regarding sulfur, reds have the following: 45-65 mg/l total SO2, 20-25 mg/l free SO2.

AGING: Aged in barrel, 20% new

PRODUCTION: 2500 bottles

Drink: 2024+ 

BIODYNAMIC. ORGANIC. LOW SULFITE.

Burghound 89-90

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