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Maison de Montille Montagny 1er Cru "Les Coères (2013)

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A distinctly cool array of green apple and grapefruit aromas precedes the plump yet well-detailed flavors that are supported by a moderately firm and citrus-tinged acid spine on the subtly mineral-inflected finale. 

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    TypeWhite
    Vintage2013
    When to DrinkNow
    ProducerMaison de Montille
    RegionBurgundy
    AppellationMontagny 1er Cru
    GrapesChardonnay
    PairingChicken Dishes
    ABV12%
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    Montagny 1er Cru "Les Coères"

    The appellation

    The lieu dit of "Les Coères" is one of the largest of the Montagny appellation in terms of surface area. The parcel vinified by Alix is situated in the top of the parcel, a placement favorable to minerality. The vines, whose average age is 25 years, are farmed organically. The harvest is carried out manually using small 10-kilogram crates.

    The fermentations for this cuvée take longer than most. Hence, the duration of elevage is longer, averaging 15 months.

    This Montagny Premier Cru needs time to express its potential.

    The wines, the style

    Our wines are known for their great aromatic purity. We always favor balance and elegance over power and extraction. The wines are classic expressions of Burgundy, of their appellations in general and of their specific terroirs in particular. The farming methods we use contribute to this individual style, and our winemaking methods aim to avoid excessive outside influences in order to bring out the equilibrium that can be found naturally in Burgundian terroir.

    All our fruit is hand-harvested. Thanks to pneumatic presses, we can calibrate our presses to fit the quality of the grapes and the profile of the vintage. After a light settling, the musts are placed mostly in 600-liter barrels as well as in 228-liter barrels, where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place.

    We use approximately five to twenty percent new casks primarily made from Allier wood that sees a long yet light toasting. The first racking occurs after about one year of wood aging, after which begins the second, four- to six-month phase in stainless steel, which preserves the wine's freshness and tension. We finish the aging with a light fining followed by a similarly light and respectful filtration before bottling.

    Tending the Vines

    Alix de Montille only selects parcels that align with her demands: controlled yields from carefully pruned and plowed vines. Nothing is purchased unless the parcel is sustainably farmed. Some vineyards are even in the process of being converted to organic viticulture. Alix works with fruit from approximately five hectares spread between the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise, the Mâconnais and Chablis. Almost 35,000 bottles are tagged "Deux Montille Soeur-Frères" every vintage.

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    A distinctly cool array of green apple and grapefruit aromas precedes the plump yet well-detailed flavors that are supported by a moderately firm and citrus-tinged acid spine on the subtly mineral-inflected finale. 

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