" Aux Malconsorts - Christiane" 1er Cru de Vosne Romanée
The second parcel (0.49 hectare) is vinified and bottled separately under the name "Aux Malconsorts - Christiane", in honor of Hubert's wife and Alix's and Etienne's mother, who passed in 2008 and had done so much for the Domaine. This parcel has a unique positioning.
It sits across a path that separates it from the rest of "Les Malconsorts", and it is an enclave nestled against the north and west borders of "La Tâche", a part called "the original". To the south and east are other paths (see map). It should be noted that despite its unique geographic situation and its special placement on the vineyard maps, this parcel is not part of, nor has it historically been part of, the "La Tâche" vineyard.
The wines from this parcel are a different "Les Malconsorts" as tasting have proved. This wine's nose focuses on black fruit (black currants and black cherries) and is even more spicy and more mineral. The mouthfeel is fuller and more vinous yet with a stricter tannic frame. The palate is minerally and serious, showing more depth and ampleness, and one can see behind this its superior aging potential. Often more reserved that its twin brother, it pays to be patient.
The wines, the style
Domaine de Montille is known to craft wines with great aromatic purity, always favoring balance and elegance over power and extraction. The wines are classic expressions of Burgundy, produced in the most natural way possible and possessing an impressive ability to age, as the family believes only time can reveal the true potential of the greatest wines. The domaine's current style remains faithful to Hubert's natural and idealistic approach, which demanded considerable patience while waiting for appropriate drinking windows for certain vintages. Etienne, however, has taken up the task to bring greater aromatic expression and silkier and more unctuous textures to the reds, allowing them to drink earlier, without compromising their ability to age. The domaine is known in Burgundy, among others such as Arlot, DRC, Dujac and Leroy, to regularly vinify using a significant proportion of whole clusters, varying by cuvée and by vintage.
Tending the Vines
The Domaine has practiced organic viticulture since 1995. Today, our wines are certified by Ecocert. Additionally, since 2005, biodynamic practices have been implemented to show our full respect for these living soils.