Wine Domaine de Montille, Volnay 1-er Cru "Les Mitans" AOC, 2011
The wine is ruby-purple color.
Taste of wine is fresh, energetic, friendly, flexible, with a nice balance and harmony, fine texture, excellent mineral nucleus with bright tannins are well balanced with fruity, moderately difficult and persistent seductive finish.
The intensive, very fresh, crisp flavor of wine floral and spicy tones (cinnamon and cardamom, peony and poppy) complement the bright tones of red berries (raspberries, strawberries and currants) and penetrate the nuances of green tea.
The wine can be served with delicious dishes, meat sauce, cheeses, pates.
Appellason Volnay - the bulwark of Monte family - has 207 hectares of vineyards located in the middle of the slope, including 29 class sections Premier Cru. The name of the site "Les Mitans" comes from the word "mean" or "average", it is beautifully situated in the middle of the slope, which receives plenty of sunlight in the morning. The soil of the vineyard is made up of different elements, with limestone and rubble in the upper part and deep clay subsoil. This diversity provides a complexity that can be found in wine Volnay 1-er Cru "Les Mitans".
Very nice vintage 2011 combines the best characteristics of the wines of previous years. The manufacturer believes that the best words which characterize this vintage will be: freshness, energy, transparency, fluidity, balance and harmony. "The wine surprised us and the quality of tannins," which, of course, will give the wine a long life, it will age very well and keep its splendor to the 2025-2030 year.
Children of Hubert Etienne and Alix, learn about winemaking at an early age, but their father would never have passed the baton to wine production without studying the real profession. At that time, the children followed in the footsteps of the family, focusing on your legal career, return to winemaking was inevitable. In 1983, Etienne joined the family business in 2001, he became full control Domaine de Montille and Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet, and his style and philosophy became biodynamic farming. In 2003, Alix joined his brother and they created Deux Montille Sœur-Frere - negotsiantsky house, whose main task was the production of white wines.
To date, the vineyards Domaine de Monte has 20 hectares, of which 75% - a prime vineyards or Grand Cru.