Domaine de Montille

The Montille family is considered Burgundy Royalty by many, tracing back to the 17th century. The Domaine pre-dates the french revolution. Hubert de Montille marked the turning point for the Domaine, beginning with his first harvest in 1947 breaking with the custom of selling wine to negociants and was one of the first to believe in the future of the bottle. This new in-house strategy played an important role in the future of the Domaine. Montille turned the Domaine into one of the top red Burgundy producers, starting with purchasing parcels of land in various communes along the Côte d'Or. By 2011, the estate had grown to 20ha (50 acres) with 75 percent of its land in premier or grand cru vineyards. Its most sought-after wines come from plots in Corton, Pommard, Vosne Romanée Aux Malconsorts and has grown to include plots of Chardonnay in Puligny-Montrachet's premier cru Le Cailleret vineyard as well. Today the domaine is run by his son Etienne and daughter Alix.