Domaine de Montille Beaune Les Aigrots 1er Cru 2019


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Burgundy, France


The De Montille family has long been a venerable one in Burgundy, though Domaine de Montille’s reputation was properly established in 1947: prominent Dijon lawyer Hubert de Montille inherited 2.5 hectares in Volnay, later adding further parcels in Volnay, Pommard and Puligny. Hubert’s style was famously austere: low alcohol, high tannin, and sublime in maturity.

His son, Etienne, joined him from ’83 to ’89 before becoming the senior winemaker, taking sole charge from ’95. Etienne also managed Château de Puligny-Montrachet from ’01; he bought it, with investors, in ’12.

The two estates were separate until ’17 when the government decreed that any wine estate bearing an appellation name could no longer offer wine from outside that appellation.

The solution was to absorb the château estate into De Montille – the amalgamated portfolio is now one of the finest in the Côte d’Or.

Etienne converted the estate to organics in ‘95, and to biodynamics in 2005, making the house style more generous and open, focusing on the use of whole bunches for the reds.

De Montille’s parcel 1er Cru Les Aigrots is 0.49 hectares. It is located at the foot of the hill on gently sloping clay, marne, and limestone soil. It offers a fruit-driven, ample and generous wine that is usually accessible early on. The Domaine has practiced organic viticulture since 1995 and was certified organic in 2012. Since 2005 it has also converted to biodynamic viticulture.


Serving Temp.
10-12 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2029

Tasting Profile

The 2019 Beaune Les Aigrots Blanc 1er Cru has a clean, fresh bouquet of apple blossom, nectarine, and light granite aromas.
On the palate, the wine is balanced with fine acidity, a good body, and a slightly waxy texture. On the finish, it has a touch of sapidity.

Domaine de Montille Beaune Les Aigrots 1er Cru 2019

Domaine de Montille Beaune Les Aigrots 1er Cru 2019

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