Meursault "Saint Christophe"
From the 2016 vintage, the Meursault "Saint-Christophe" Domaine de Montille, blends our three climats "Les Casse-Têtes", "Les Petits Charrons" and "Les Narvaux du Dessous", three terroirs each recognized for their exceptional quality and remarkably located in the middle of the hillside of Meursault also called "Montagne Saint-Christophe".
The result is a balanced wine, with a beautiful complementarity, the generous character of the "Petits Charrons", the minerality of "Casse-Tetes" and the complexity and elegance of "Narvaux du Dessous".
The name "Saint-Christophe" is a tribute to this hill and the highest site of the village, where there is a statuette of St. Christophe, which offers a panoramic view of the village and especially the different climates of Meursault.
The wines, the style
Our wines are known for their great aromatic purity. We always favor balance and elegance over power and extraction. The wines are classic expressions of Burgundy, of their appellations in general and of their specific terroirs in particular. The farming methods we use contribute to this individual style, and our winemaking methods aim to avoid excessive outside influences in order to bring out the equilibrium that can be found naturally in Burgundian terroir.
All our fruit is hand-harvested. Thanks to pneumatic presses, we can calibrate our presses to fit the quality of the grapes and the profile of the vintage. After a light settling, the musts are placed mostly in 600-liter barrels as well as in 228-liter barrels, where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place.
We use approximately five to twenty percent new casks primarily made from Allier wood that sees a long yet light toasting. The first racking occurs after about one year of wood aging, after which begins the second, four- to six-month phase in stainless steel, which preserves the wine's freshness and tension. We finish the aging with a light fining followed by a similarly light and respectful filtration before bottling.
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.