Domaine de Montille - Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds 2020


The Montille family comes from Volnay and the Taillepieds are one of the historic properties of the estate. There are two plots: the upper part is partially destemmed while the lower part, rich in small limestone stones and on which the oldest vines are found, is always vinified in whole clusters. The combination of the two delivers a very pretty ripe fruit dominated by notes of plum and spices with a smoky side, lots of depth and an assertive structure without the slightest roughness. The tannins are polished, elegant and linger long-lasting on the palate.

"This has a ripe plummy fruit, with lots of depth from the notes of spice and smoke, and a firm core, yet absolutely no rough edges at all, just a polished elegance that lingers interminably on the palate. The de Montille family is from Volnay and this holding is among the central, historic parcels of the domaine. There are two parcels: the upper part, which is partly destemmed, and the lower section with more limestone gravel in the soil, where the oldest vines are found. This latter fruit is always fermented as 90% whole-cluster." - 95 points, Decanter

"The 2020 Volnay Les Taillepieds 1er Cru comes from two parcels is 90% whole cluster. Brambly red berry fruit is mingling with black pepper, clove and touches of undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with quite succulent tannins, more rondeur here than the other Volnays, plush and quite luxuriant wiht a sensual and very pure finish. Superb." - 93-95 points, Vinous

"A ripe but cool, pure and airy nose freely offers up its notes of plum liqueur, violet, lavender and wet stone. There is impressive intensity to the chiseled medium-bodied flavors that possess very fine mid-palate density as well as an almost aggressive minerality on the moderately austere, compact, long and balanced finale. This is excellent and historically, is a wine that always ages well. *Burghound Sweet Spot Outstanding!" - 92-94 points, Burghound

Producer: Domaine de Montille 

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Volnay 1er Cru

Vintage: 2020

Size: 750m