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2014 NUITS-ST-GEORGES, Aux Saints-Juliens, De Montille. Burgundy

Bin:  454

Alcohol percentage:  13%

Organic

Area:

From the De Montille website:

“Found at the heart of the appellation, the small village of Nuits-Saint-Georges splits its terroir in two. To the north, the wines are more aromatic and softer, recalling those of the neighboring village, Vosne-Romanée. Those to the south, in the direction of Premeaux, tend to give wines that are denser and firmer and that demand patience.

The name “Saints-Juliens” harks back to the beginning of Christianity in France. Effectively, in the sixth century, Saint Martin constructed a chapel in the name of Saint Julien, which though gone today gave its name to this vineyard. A cross was erected at the border of our vineyard where the chapel formerly sat.

Our parcel of 0.58 hectare is situated at the foot of the slope on the appellation’s north side going toward Vosne-Romanée and in the direction of our Premier Cru “Les Thorey”. This wine’s resemblance to those of Vosne’s is striking: highly aromatic and almost perfumed with floral notes, this gentle and succulent wine with a delicate frame flourishes fairly early, within three to five years. It is a ballerina that often benefits from whole cluster vinification.”

Grape variety:

Pinot Noir, two thirds fermented as whole clusters, matured for a year in oak barriques, 20% of which were new.

Producer:

Hubert de Montille’s first vintage was 1947 and he has been a formidable figure in the Burgundian wine scene ever since, un-compromising and serious in both manner and winemaking. His son Etienne took over towards the end of the century and is now fully in charge, making wines with a touch more richness and lightness than was previously the case.

Old Bridge rating:

Despite De Montille’s own description above, this is a fairly firm example – probably because of the high acidity present in all 2014s. It really opens up given a few minutes in the glass or decanter.

£55.00

£52.25 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£49.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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