x12 Bottle Price - £26.82
A distinctly cool array of green apple and grapefruit aromas precedes the plump yet well-detailed flavours that are supported by a moderately firm and citrus-tinged acid spine on the subtly mineral-inflected finale. This wine requires a few years in bottle to reach its full potential. The grapes are cultivated organically and come from the top of the parcel which gives the wines a vibrant mineral quality. This is also really quite good and worthy of your interest.
The lieu dit of "Les Coères" is one of the largest of the Montagny appellation in terms of surface area. The parcel vinified by Alix is situated in the top of the parcel, a placement favorable to minerality. The vines, whose average age is 25 years, are farmed organically. The harvest is carried out manually using small 10-kilogram crates.
The fermentations for this cuvée take longer than most. Hence, the duration of elevage is longer, averaging 15 months. This Montagny Premier Cru needs time to express its potential.
It is on the steep slopes of the Mâconnais, from terraced vineyards, where one of the grandest white wines of Burgundy is harvested; Pouilly-Fuissé. Emblematic of this great region in southern Burgundy, the great stone monoliths of Solutré and Vergisson shelter the famous vineyards of Pouilly-fuissé. The appellation is based on a single variety, chardonnay, and extends across four communes: Solutré-Pouilly, Fuissé, Chaintré and Vergisson. It is the clay and limestone terroir of Vergisson that allows the Pouilly-Fuissé of Alix de Montille to flourish.
Alix de Montille only selects parcels that align with her demands: controlled yields from carefully pruned and plowed vines. Nothing is purchased unless the parcel is sustainably farmed. Some vineyards are even in the process of being converted to organic viticulture. Alix works with fruit from approximately five hectares spread between the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise, the Mâconnais and Chablis. Almost 35,000 bottles are tagged "Deux Montille Soeur-Frères" every vintage.
Crisp, Full-Bodied, Dry White Wine
- Country France
Burgundy, pouilly fuisse