Domaine de Montille
Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans
Color Red
Grape variety pinot noir
Surface area 0,72 ha
Production 1 300
Share of whole harvest 100%
Share of new barrels 30%
Alcohol 13%
The appellation
“Mitans” (from the word “middle”) is remarkably located mid-slope, facing east. The soil is composed of limestone scree at the top. The bedrock is visible in the middle of the plot while the bottom part in rich in deeper clays. This complexity translates in the wine profile that is simultaneously very floral, suave and spicy.
The wine and the style
Today’s style remains faithful to Hubert's classic and terroir-driven approach, with greater aromatic expression, silkier and more unctuous textures in the reds, allowing them to drink earlier, without compromising their ability to age. The domaine is known in Burgundy for using a significant proportion of whole clusters that varies from one to cuvée to another depending on the plant material and the vintage.
Vine growing
Organic since 1995 and biodynamic since 2005. All our wines are certified by Ecocert.
The vintage
Vintage 2021 had everyone talking very early in the growing season due to the terrible spring frost that hit the region between April 6 and 8, 2021. Temperatures dropped to -8°C (17°F), irremediably damaging harvest volume. The vines timidly resumed their development, the relatively cold and wet days of July and beginning of August keeping them a bit behind schedule throughout the summer. With twice as many treatments to push off mildew outbreaks, the growing season of 2021 was quite the challenge for our team but everyone’s efforts paid off! Inevitably, volumes were down by 60% on average with major disparities. Chardonnay vines were more affected by the frost because they were ahead in their vegetative cycle compared to pinot noir. Yet, the musts surprised us all with exceptional crisp and stellar freshness. As a result, 2021 unveils a classic and well-balanced profile. Far from the solar character of the previous three vintages, it reveals airy textures and lovely drinkability, combining pleasure and purity.
Tasting note
Floral nose, typical of a 100% whole cluster vinification, with just enough fruit and spice. The palate is well-balanced with fine acidity, crunchy dark berry fruit and bergamot.
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