Domaine de Montille
Based in Volnay and Pommard, this iconic estate was put on the map by Etienne’s father Hubert de Montille a prominent lawyer. He was a pioneer, who after inheriting 2.5ha (now more than 17ha) at the end of the 1940’s was one of the first in Burgundy to Domaine bottle. Even after handing most of the duties of running this estate to his son Etienne and daughter Alix (wife of the famed Jean-Marc Roulot), the presence of Hubert was always there right up until his passing in 2014. Today Etienne has elevated the de Montille wines to an even higher level producing some of the purest expressions of Pinot Noir to be found in Burgundy today, their wines can be found on the lists of virtually every three star restaurant in France.
The emphasis at de Montille is on concentration and purity of fruit, firm but very fine tannic structure and above all the ability to improve and become more complex with time. Scott and Jean-Christophe absolutely love them.