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.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£728.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Taillepieds (1er Cru), Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Principally Organic
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds, Domaine de Montille

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Volnay Les Taillepieds 1er Cru was showing a little more oak on the nose compared to the Champans. The 100% whole cluster lends some black pepper and clove notes to the aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, good density and grip and a bold but balanced, slightly earthy, spicy finish. Good potential but it will need time.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(92—94)/100

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