2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret, Domaine de Montille

Le Cailleret is high up on the hill, cornering Le Chevalier-Montrachet and Le Montrachet, just above Les Pucelles. In terms of location, you can’t do much better. The soil is stony and poor up here, and de Montille’s 70 year old vines produce an intense, steely style. Tight, mineral, and pretty fabulous. This stands out amongst a strong set of whites.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£113.08
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£678.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Le Cailleret (1er Cru), Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2034
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Principally Organic
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret, Domaine de Montille

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Les Caillerets 1er Cru is more backward and reticent compared to the Folatières at the moment. Matured in 30% new oak, but I agreed with winemaker Brian Sieve that the wood is barely noticeable. The palate is well balanced with very subtle tropical notes of mango and passion fruit on the entry, dovetailing into more citric notes toward the tensile finish. Great potential. This should be superb once in bottle.

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