Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru " Aux Thorey"
Wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges comes from the two communes of Nuits-Saint-Georges and Premeaux-Prissé. This terroir, both large and complex, is primarily planted to Pinot Noir. At the northern end of the appellations, the wines are fine, more aromatically generous and more supple, recalling those of the neighboring village of Vosne-Romanée. In the south, going toward Premeaux, the wines have a tendancy to be dense and firm, demanding patience.
The lieu-dit "Aux Thorey" (or "Les Thorey") sits in the north beside "Chaignots" en route to Vosne-Romanée. Domaine de Montille cultivates 0.73 hectare of vines there in the part of the cru that is closest to Vosne-Romanée and on soils composed mostly of limestone and marl.
Found at the foot of the hill, again in the northern section near Vosne-Romanée, the ressemblance of this wine to one from Vosne is striking. Aromatic to the point of almost being perfumed with its floral notes, this tender and succulent wine has a lithe frame that opens up relatively early (around three to five years).
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.