2017 Domaine de Montille Beaune 1er Cru, Les Perrières, Burgundy, France

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The term "Perrières" takes us back to the old quarries that long neighbored vineyards here. Contrary to Beaune "Les Sizies", the lieu dit "Les Perrières" sits on a marly and rocky terrain at the top of the slope, near the lieu-dit "Les Fèves". The Domaine de Montille's parcel represents 0.64 hectare. It delivers a mineral, profound and structured wine that needs to spend a few years in the cellar in order to open up fully and develop the complexity worthy of a Premier Cru indication. The wines, the style Domaine de Montille is known to craft wines with great aromatic purity, always favoring balance and elegance over power and extraction. The wines are classic expressions of Burgundy, produced in the most natural way possible and possessing an impressive ability to age, as the family believes only time can reveal the true potential of the greatest wines. The domaine's current style remains faithful to Hubert's natural and idealistic approach, which demanded considerable patience while waiting for appropriate drinking windows for certain vintages. Etienne, however, has taken up the task to bring greater aromatic expression and silkier and more unctuous textures to the reds, allowing them to drink earlier, without compromising their ability to age. The domaine is known in Burgundy, among others such as Arlot, DRC, Dujac and Leroy, to regularly vinify using a significant proportion of whole clusters, varying by cuvée and by vintage. Organic

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