2019 Beaune 1er Cru Grèves, Domaine de Montille

This is one of the finest sites in Beaune, and de Montille’s wine is exemplary. The majority comes from very old vines, and the nose of this 2019 is so fragrant and perfumed, with a lightly spiced note. A well-judged one-third whole bunch gives the body agility and finesse. This is a terrific wine, savoury, mineral, bright and fresh, with the structure for graceful ageing.

Critic score
91/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£63.88
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£383.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Grèves (1er Cru), Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2033
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Principally Organic
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Beaune 1er Cru Grèves, Domaine de Montille

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Beaune Grèves 1er Cru includes around 50% whole cluster fruit. It is much more broody and backward on the nose compared to the Les Perrières, the fruit slightly darker. The palate is medium-bodied with ferrous-tinged red fruit, a little fuller than Les Perrières, though without quite the same degree of mineralité on the finish.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(90—92)/100
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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