Domaine de Montille
The Estate The Domaine de Montille was established in Volnay in the mid-18th century. It currently farms 20 hectares of primarily Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in the Côtes de Beaune and Nuits. Since 2002, Alix and Etienne de Montille manage the estate and the winemaking, bringing their individual contributions while staying true to the vision of their father, Hubert de Montille.
Vineyard management
Domaine de Montille has never used herbicides and abandoned chemical fertilisers in 1985 when it began using compost. The domaine transitioned to organics in 1995 then to biodynamics in 2005 and will be Ecocert Bio certified in 2012.

The wines, the style
Domaine de Montille is known to craft wines with great aromatique 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 Bugundy, 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.

This Pommard "Grands Epenots" is the most "Pommard" of the Domaine's Pommards, showing its earthy, masculine style and imposing power, even if the nobility of the terroir lends it a certain refinement.