Good value and Red Burgundy aren’t often associated. Good value mature red Burgundy is an even rarer concept, so when we find a small parcel of something like de Montille’s 2013 Bourgogne Rouge, we are delighted.
One of the Côte de Beaune’s finest producers, Domaine de Montille is run by Etienne de Montille, who slowly took over from his father over the course of the 1990s. By the mid-2000s Etienne really found his stride and his wines are very much at the top of Côte de Beaune hierarchy. The fruit for their Bourgogne Rouge comes from one vineyard in the “Les Longbois” lieu-dit of Volnay, and various vineyards in Puligny.
2013s were met with little praise on release. A tough summer, and an even tougher harvest meant that many critics and potential buyers had made their minds up before the wines were bottled. This was a mistake – many 2013s are just lovely, and capture what you might describe as the essence of Pinot. To quote Allen Meadows: “2013 is the kind of vintage that I absolutely love. It’s a burg geek’s vintage par excellence.”
After seven years in bottle, de Montille’s 2013 Bourgogne Rouge has blossomed into something quite lovely; a wine that will appeal especially to lovers of mature Pinot.
|Burgundy||2013||Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine de Montille||BT||11||0||190.00||12||132||21.111110666667||88.00||86.00||Bourgogne Rouge, Montille||0.75|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
At £190 per dozen in bond, this works out at less than £25 per bottle on the table. This is more or less what the wine was released at in 2015 and someone else has kindly been paying the storage since it was shipped. We tasted the wine late last year and loved it. This is proper, mature Burgundy at an excellent price.
You can see all of our listings of de Montille here.