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2017 Domaine de Montille Volnay Les Mitans

ITEM 8310821 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
8 $115
Item Sold Amount Date
I8274408 1 $115 Jun 19, 2022
I8111095 1 $115 Feb 13, 2022
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RATINGS

91-93Vinous / IWC

It has quite an expressive and open bouquet with kirsch, wild strawberry and orange blossom aromas. The palate is medium-bodied and fleshy in the mouth, quite caressing but with good depth, a mixture of red and black fruit towards the lightly spiced finish.

91-93Burghound.com

An elegant, pure and airy nose reflects notes of markedly floral red pinot fruit with background nuances of herbal tea and spice elements. The lacy, refined and lilting flavors dance across the palate though the balanced finish tightens up sufficiently...

91-92James Suckling

This has a very fragrant edge, as well as swirling, spicy complexity. Sweet fruit here, in the red-cherry zone. The palate has fine and quite feminine style with a web of fine tannins, carrying strawberry fruit flavors. Long and bright.

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, Les Mitans

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.