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Montagny Premier Cru
Optimal consumption: 4 to 6 years
Ageing potential: 8 years
Producing communes: Montagny, Buxy, Saint-Vallerin and Jully-les-Buxy.
Site: one of the four communes of the Côte Chalonnaise, also known as Region of Mercurey. Montagny is the southernmost appellation. The vineyards are planted on a series of hills in the shape of a horseshoe.
Soil: limestone and clay.
by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
An attractive white wine, slightly pale in colour. Aromas of Golden apple, fresh almonds, fern and a touch of citrus, emanate without restraint. On the palate, the first impression may be lively and well defined, but a sensation of roundness soon follows. The aftertaste is long and flavourful; elegant and delicious aromas of « compote » (stewed fruit) can also be discerned.
The vagaries of the 2021 vintage have greatly affected yields, resulting in one of the smallest harvests Burgundy has ever seen. The whites are less opulent than previous vintages; they are well-balanced with lovely aromatics without excessive extravagance.Vintage review
Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.
Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.
Vinification: slow pressing in a pneumatic press. The juice of the last press is separated from the free run-juice. The juice is transferred into wine barrel after a little settling.
Ageing: the alcoholic fermentation as the malolactic and the ageing are being processed in oak barrels. The proportion of new barrels is around 10% to 15%.
The ageing lasts between 12 à 14 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.