2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds, Domaine de Montille
Amongst a strong list of contenders, this can lay claim as de Montille’s most well-known and celebrated cuvée, and over the years has gained a huge following. In 2019, it is at once powerful and delicate, so nuanced and complex, with notes of violets and dark berries. The hillside site has gravelly soil over limestone. Winemaker Brian Sieve likes to use a full whole bunch fermentation here, but warns it takes careful management. In 2019 he has got it just right: the wine is focused and supple, with serious poise.