Winery: Domaine de Montille
Regional styles: Burgundy Côte de Beaune White
Food pairing: Pasta, Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), Shellfish, Mild and soft cheese, Cured Meat
The wines, the style
These wines are known for their great aromatic purity. They always favor balance and elegance over power and extraction. The wines are classic expressions of Burgundy, of their appellations in general and of their specific terroirs in particular. The farming methods we use contribute to this individual style, and the winemaking methods aim to avoid excessive outside influences in order to bring out the equilibrium that can be found naturally in Burgundian terroir.
All fruit is hand-harvested. Thanks to pneumatic presses, they can calibrate the presses to fit the quality of the grapes and the profile of the vintage. After a light settling, the musts are placed mostly in 600-liter barrels as well as in 228-liter barrels, where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place.
They use approximately five to twenty percent new casks primarily made from Allier wood that sees a long yet light toasting. The first racking occurs after about one year of wood aging, after which begins the second, four- to six-month phase in stainless steel, which preserves the wine’s freshness and tension.They finish the aging with a light fining followed by a similarly light and respectful filtration before bottling.
Tending the Vines
The Domaine has practiced organic viticulture since 1995. Today, the wines are certified by Ecocert. Additionally, since 2005, biodynamic practices have been implemented to show our full respect for these living soils.