Montille is one of Burgundy’s legendary domaines, and their Bourgogne Rouge is in my estimation (and that of many Burgundy critics) one of the handful of Burgundy’s finest – and easily the quality of most village Volnays. The domaine explains:
Our regional red Burgundy benefits from the same biodynamic viticultre and the same attention as our other, more illustrious Premier and Grand Crus. It's an introduction both to Burgundy and to the Domaine. This wine is ready to drink even in its absolute youth and reflects the quality and cachet of the Domaine in its purity, authenticity and elegance.
Despite what they say, however, I found this a much bigger, denser wine than their negociant (DEux Montilles) 2012. It is quite delicious now, but will be more aromatic and complex in 2-3 years.
As fine a bargain in high quality, authentic red Burgundy as you’ll find.
Current winemaker Alix de Montille continues in her father’s lower alcohol (and chaptalization) style – and this unusually ample Bourgogne Rouge still clocks in at only 12.5%.