" Aux Malconsorts"1er Cru de Vosne Romanée
Vosne-Romanée (153 hectares) is home to some of the most precious and rares wines in the world. The southern border of the famous Grand Cru "La Tâche" (monopole of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti) is called "Aux Malconsorts". An appellation with a total surface area of 5.86 hectares that benefits from an exceptional placement - with the altitude, exposition and a soil type very similar to its illustrious neighbor, it could be a Grand Cru.
Domaine de Montille has the privilege of working with two parcels of "Les Malconsorts", this one covering 0.89 hectare with the soils in the higher part (light brown clay with pebbles) being different yet very complimentary to those at the bottom (deep red clay).
The origin of the term "Malconsorts" is uncertain but it may indicate a troubled history of ownership with court battles required to assert or defend ownership of this magic place.
The wines from "Les Malconsorts" are of a prodigious finesse and elegance. The aromatic complexity of its floral, perfumed and often spicy notes are extraordinary; the silky tannins, the depth and the ethereal character of the body give the wine an airy dimension. They are among the wines that reveal the most refined and successful expression of Burgundian Pinot Noir. This is a Grand Premier Cru: a Premier Cru that rivals the Grand Crus.
The wines, the style
Domaine de Montille is known to craft wines with great aromatic purity, always favoring balance and elegance over power and extraction. The wines are classic expressions of Burgundy, produced in the most natural way possible and possessing an impressive ability to age, as the family believes only time can reveal the true potential of the greatest wines. The domaine's current style remains faithful to Hubert's natural and idealistic approach, which demanded considerable patience while waiting for appropriate drinking windows for certain vintages. Etienne, however, has taken up the task to bring greater aromatic expression and silkier and more unctuous textures to the reds, allowing them to drink earlier, without compromising their ability to age. The domaine is known in Burgundy, among others such as Arlot, DRC, Dujac and Leroy, to regularly vinify using a significant proportion of whole clusters, varying by cuvée and by vintage.
Tending the Vines
The Domaine has practiced organic viticulture since 1995. Today, our wines are certified by Ecocert. Additionally, since 2005, biodynamic practices have been implemented to show our full respect for these living soils.