This bottling of "Clos des Grandes Vignes" Premier Cru Monopole comes from a 70-year-old vineyard of 1.2 hectares. The rest of this walled-in vineyard comes from young vines that are vinified separately and declassified to simply Nuits-St-Georges Premier Cru.
The dominant soil is limestone laced with iron oxide. We use a significant proporation of whole cluster on the old vines cuvée to give it floral and spicy notes as well as silkier tannins. Our "Clos des Grandes Vignes Monopole" offers a surprise in its accessiblity after just a few years in bottle given that Nuits-St-Georges wines generally have the reputation of being firm in their youth.
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 Bugundy, 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
We began organic farming in all of the parcels of the Domaine du Château de Puligny-Montrachet in 2002. Since 2005, biodynamic viticulture has accompanied this practice in our efforts to fully respect these living soils.