Christiane: This very minuscule parcel inside of Aux Malconsorts (0.48 hectares) enjoys a very special geographic positioning and is therefore vinified and bottled separately. There are debates as to whether the Christiane portion of Aux Malconsorts was originally part of the La Tache vineyard as these vines actually cross the path that separates Malconsorts from La Tache. Of course this is difficult to gauge without a map, but we have walked this parcel on foot and the Christiane section of Malconsorts extends just a bit further North into that hallowed monopole of Domaine de la Romanee Conti.
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.
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 guiding motives of Domaine de Montille?
Intervene as little as possible to allow the wines to express themselves and create their own personalities.
For this, the team pays strict attention to the rhythms and phases of the wines, both during vinification and maturation.