ready-improve2014 Beaune, Les Perrières, 1er Cru, Domaine de Montille

Product: E1550B
  • The Wine Advocate
    88/100
  • Ready, but will improve

Description

One third whole-bunch vinified, for the old vines, this is dense purple, with deep raspberry fruit. The wine displays a crunchy, fresh, mineral finish, reflecting the limestone content of the soil here, with some tannins neatly framed by the fruit. Étienne de Montille began picking whites on 10th and reds on 13th September, relatively early. Despite the hail (worst in Pommard than Beaune, Volnay less) yields were slightly improved compared to 2013. The fruit was clean with small berries, and beautiful clusters, so they were able to continue with their usual programme of whole-bunch vinification in most instances. The details are given for each wine. They will be long lived wines.

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Bottle Price 75 cl $338.00
Was $365.00
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