- Dom Feuillat-Juillot Montagny Les Crets 2014 Product #30082 (In Stock)
This beautiful Chardonnay comes from 25 year-old vines growing on limestone and clay soils in a 1 hectare slice of the respected Le Crets vineyard. Hand harvested grape bunches are destemmed and fermented and aged in tank and cask with 8 months spent on the fine lees to gain richness and depth.
Brilliantly clear and a light yellow-gold color (a hallmark of fine Montagny), the wine serves up beautiful aromas of chalky mineral, lime skin, toasted hazelnut, green tea, and garden flowers. On the palate, it's precise, transparent, and perfectly balanced with flavors of green apple, tangy peach, toasted nut and just a hint of fresh, creamy, butter. A touch of honey emerges with air as the peach/apple fruit gains strength, with brisk, lemony, acidity and chalky mineral showing on the crisp, generous, floral-scented, finish. Wonderfully sophisticated and pure already, this will sing with shellfish or raw tuna now and gain more richness over the next 2-4 years.
- Dom Feuillat-Juillot Montagny 1er Cru Les Coeres 2014 Product #30083 (In Stock)
Les Coeres’s pedigree as the best vineyard in Montagny is on display here in a wine that beautifully marries power and finesse, showy ripeness and finesse. From vines planted 23 to 74 years ago, this is fermented and aged in French oak (just 10% new) and allowed to rest on the lees for 8-10 months.
A darker, more brassy-gold, color than Le Crets, but just as brilliantly clear. The nose is generous and distinctive, with classic 1er Cru white Burgundy scents of lemon curd, Granny Smith apple, toast, vanilla, grilled hazelnut and tangy butter. On the palate, rich with fine volume with no excess weight, the flavors of ripe lemon, green apple, hazelnut, butter, mint and more show impressive clarity and drive. A fine dose of minerality and juicy acids propel the long finish of tangy fruit, buttered nut, and dusty chalk. Lobster, shrimp, roast chicken and mushrooms will all work here in a wine delicious right now and built to improve for 4-6 years.