And therein lies the rubs, well just a little bit of it. Many people heap acclaim on the wines of de Montille based more on philosophy, as opposed to the wines themselves.
What to expect: BurgundyThe incredibly complex and elegant expression of Pinot Noir is Burgundy's grand allure. No other wine region has been able to coax so much from this fickle grape. With its gentle structure cloaked in wonderfully precise yet transparent fruit tones that range from cranberry to black cherry, Burgundy is a wine that reveals itself slowly. Traditional techniques used in the region, such as including stems in the fermentation and utilizing neutral wood barrels for aging, allow the wine to achieve a level of complexity that few can match.
If you’re going to be telling everyone how good they are the least you can do is prepare people for the de Montille experience. I was fortunate to be able to catch up with Etienne at the recent Montreal Passion Vin and spoke with him briefly about the world of wine, of of course Burgundy.