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2017 Domaine de Montille Volnay Les Taillepieds

ITEM 8243097 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
andgo6 4 $100 $400
4 $100
Item Sold Amount Date
I8243097 4 $100 May 29, 2022
I8213233 2 $105 May 8, 2022
I8153055 4 $115 Mar 27, 2022
I8145573 2 $115 Mar 20, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...very well, bursting with expressive aromas of peonies, orange rind and wild berries...hints of raw cocoa and sweet soil tones. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, with an ample core of succulent fruit underpinned by melting tannins and lively acids.

93-94James Suckling

Lovely, fragrant nose with notes of very dark cherries and forest berries, then stunningly fine tannins and great concentration, making this a very serious wine for the appellation. Very long and polished finish.

90+ Vinous / IWC

The palate is medium-bodied...drying tannins and dark berry fruit mixed with menthol toward the finish...

16.5Jancis Robinson

Rich with dark-red fruit on the nose. Dark and a hint of spice... Very fresh and mouth-watering. Dry finish.

PRODUCER

Domaine de Montille

Domaine de Montille is the Volnay estate of the Montille family, which traces its roots to the 17th century. In modern times the estate was revived by Hubert Montille, the family patriarch who, though trained as a lawyer, began making wine in 1947. Rather than selling his cuvee to negociants, he bottled his own, a rarity at the time. Today the estate is run by Hubert’s son Etienne, also a lawyer with extensive viticulture experience, with help from his sister Alix. Hubert died in 2014. The 60-acre estate includes Grand Cru parcels in Clos de Vougeot, Corton and Corton-Charlemagne, as well as Premier Crus in Vosne-Romanee, Pommard, Volnay, Beaune and Puligny-Montrachet. Clive Coates calls Domaine de Montille a “great Volnay estate, well-known for its policy of minimal chaptalisation. This makes for very pure wines….”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Taille Pieds

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.