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Volnay Les Taillepieds 1er Cru, De Montille - 2021

  • Provenance: Burgundy
  • Appellation: Volnay
  • Domain: De Montille
  • Grape variety(ies): Pinot Noir
  • On-call time: 20 years
  • Alcohol degree: 13%
  • 209 Classement: Premier Cru
Volnay Les Taillepieds has little to envy of the great wines of the Côte de Nuits: it is a model of aromatic purity, precision and rigour in its construction. The nose is pure, often floral, always spicy. The palate is well structured with a very tight, dense, mineral tannic structure. All these elements evoke a Cistercian edifice which, like the abbeys, seems to defy time. Indeed, a great vintage of Taillepieds can age for decades.
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Nestled on the hillside, Volnay has long captured the heart of the Dukes of Burgundy who owned part of it. The place known as "Les Taillepieds" takes its name from its steep slope and above all from the small, sharp stones on which the winegrowers used to "cut their feet" while digging the soil. It is located on the east / south side, in the middle of a slope made of light brown clay and an abundance of small stones. Organic cultivation since 1995, biodynamic since 2005.


100% whole bunch vinification. Aged with 30% new wood.

Suggestions for accompaniment

Game birds - Oven-roasted veal loin - Guinea fowl salmis.

The Domaine De Montille has been established in Volnay since the middle of the 18th century. Today, it operates a 20-hectare vineyard (mainly Premiers and Grands Crus) on the Côte de Beaune, but also in the Côte de Nuits, on very prestigious climats. Hubert de Montille has written some very beautiful pages, as early as the 1960s. He had a lot of work to do in order to give back some scope to this property, which had shrunk over the years, while carrying out two activities (he was a great lawyer!). And it is this perseverance that Hubert passed on to his children. First Étienne, then Alix. Then he left... The arrival of Etienne marked the "change in continuity". There is no question of questioning the values of the house, those that have made it one of the most sought after in Burgundy. But to the authenticity, purity, ageing capacity and elegance of the estate's wines, he will bring a note of charm, the velvet of the texture and the touch of whole grapes. It is also he who will bring the estate into the organic era. Thus, after the total abandonment of chemical fertilisers and herbicides in 1985 thanks to his father Hubert, then of synthetic fungicides and insecticides in 1995 for the passage to organic farming (certified by Ecocert in 2012), he converted the estate to biodynamic farming in 2005.

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