The Domaine de Montille was established in Volnay in the middle of the XVIII century. Today it farms 20 hectares of vines, essentially Premier and Grand Crus, mainly in the Côte de Beaune but also in the Côte de Nuits. The domaine produces about 8,000 cases covering 20 appellations. During the XX century, Hubert de Montille wrote the finest pages of the domaine’s history. The lawyer and his children have always strived to return their domaine, which had declined in the past, to the stature it once enjoyed. Furthermore, it is thanks to Hubert that during the 1960’s the domaine became renowned around the world.
The 2014 Beaune 1er Cru Grèves was fully destemmed. It has an earthy, damp woodland-scented bouquet that infiltrates the red berry fruit, perhaps just a little rustic for a Beaune Grèves, but full of character. The palate is medium-bodied with good density and edgy red fruit with earthy tones coming through on the slightly conservative finish. I probably just prefer the Beaune Perrières this year. Tasted: Dec 2015; Drink: 2017-2030; Rating: 88-90 Points; Neal Martin; Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
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