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2017 Domaine de Montille Clos Vougeot

ITEM 8311284 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$140
Item Sold Amount Date
I8344612 6 $135 Jul 24, 2022
I8336606 1 $135 Jul 24, 2022
I8210872 2 $180 May 8, 2022
I8171504 1 $190 Apr 10, 2022
I8131097 2 $210 Mar 6, 2022
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RATINGS

93-94James Suckling

Deep and dark with a substantial tannin structure, full body and coolness... Bold, firm finish.

92+ The Wine Advocate

...charming, delivering an inviting bouquet of plums, sweet berry fruit, dark chocolate and a deft touch of toasty new oak. Medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy, it's built around a ripe spine of acidity and powdery structuring tannins that gently assert themselves on the finish.

92-94Vinous / IWC

...refined and detailed bouquet with mineral-rich red fruit, raspberry and cranberry, wilted rose petal note...palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin...lightly spiced with good density and grip on the finish.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Scented and delicate on the nose, peppery red cherry. Extremely fine tannins, almost imperceptible, and the whole is light-bodied and fresh, almost weightless, but has a subtle intensity and good length.

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 Nuits Villages, Vougeot, Clos de Vougeot

Clos de Vougeot is a walled vineyard that dominates the tiny commune of Vougeot in Burgundy’s Nuits-St.-Georges. The 124-acre Grand Cru vineyard includes a historic chateau that in 1945 was purchased by the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, an organization devoted to promoting the traditions of Burgundy and its wines. The impressive chateau is the organization’s headquarters. Clos de Vougeot was established as a vineyard by Cistercian monks in the 12th century, then sold off to private owners after the French Revolution. The vineyard is unusual for a Grand Cru in that it includes land that runs down to the main road. The soil is light limestone with sand. Principal landowners are Chateau de la Tour, with 13 acres; Meo-Camuzet, 7.5 acres; Rebourseau, 5.5 acres; Louis Jadot, 5.3 acres; and Leroy, 5 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand 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.