Domaine de Montille Monthelie Rouge Nature 2017 is made by Etienne Montille and the Pinot Noir grapes found in their little parcels of vines in the Monthelie AOC. Famously organic and biodynamic, the Montille name is one of the most famous in all of Burgundy, and rightfully so. Their wine making heritage dates back to the 17th century, but it was the outspoken Hubert who took over the estate after WW2 and made it what it is today. His boy Etienne is leading the way towards the future, and this Monthelie is a good example. The youthful aromatics make it enjoyable a few years out as well as ten years down the road. An authentic expression of Pinot Noir from two beautiful hillsides in Burgundy.

Tasting note: This is a serious version of a youthful Pinot Noir from Montille’s vines in the Monthelie AOC in Burgundy. It’s extremely attractive and aromatic, loads of blackberries and raspberries, baking spices, salt and rose petal. Before its journey to Seattle whole clusters of grapes are pressed and the juice spends 8 months in old barrels. That’s it. Sort of reminds us of Grand Cru Beaujolais but with more acidity and elegance. Delicious and charming are the words that do it the most justice.

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