2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans, Domaine de Montille

Mitans lies plum in the middle of the Volnay slope. Winemaker Brian Sieve decided on 100% whole bunch fruit for this small cuvée, whose yields are invariably tiny. The results are impressive: a pale colour with a delicate perfume of peonies and cherries. It is light, elegant, and rather beautiful. The tannins are fine-grained and slick.

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  • Region & country
    Les Mitans (1er Cru), Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2034
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
  • Organic
    Principally Organic
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans, Domaine de Montille


The 2019 Volnay Les Mitans 1er Cru went through malolactic on the skins during fermentation and is 100% whole cluster. It offers crunchy, tertiary red berry fruit on the nose; plenty of sous-bois here. The palate is medium-bodied with peppery black fruit, the whole stem component a little too prominent for me and rather defining this Loire-like Volnay on the finish.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
Domaine de Montille

Charismatic Etienne de Montille has stewarded the family domaine since taking responsibility in 1995. With an enviable selection of vineyards, careful winemaking with the use of whole bunch altered to suit the vintage, and sensitive élévage, it’s no surprise that this estate continues to rise towards the top. With a cellar overseen by the talented, affable American Brian Sieve and his own son joining the family business, Etienne is doing all the right things to ensure the wines thrive.

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