Domaine Feuillat-Juillot – Montagny
Francoise Juillot grew up in the vines at her father’s property in Mercurey. She began working at the estate in Montagny in 1989, and in 2004, after studying oenology at the University of Dijon, she bought the 14 hectares (2 h Village and 12h 1er cru, only 1/2h in Pinot Noir) made up of 13 parcels of vineyard and created Domaine Feuillat-Juillot. She brings a fascinating mix of science and feminine sensibility to the crafting of wines of complexity and finesse.
The beatific village of Montagny is a southern extension of the geology and soil types from the Cote de Nuits and Cotes de Beaune: Jurassic rocks and fossils with a base of clay/limestone soils perfectly suited to Chardonnay. Agriculture is as organic as possible (lutte raisonnee) and the grapes are hand harvested. Every effort is made to allow the true expression of the terroir to show through.
A range of white wines are made, some aged in stainless steel to preserve brightness, freshness and minerality, and some in barrels to add richness and texture to the 1er cru. A little bit of Bourgogne Pinot Noir is also produced.
Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Montagny Villages Cuvee Camille
Montagny Villages “Les Crets”
Montagny 1er cru Les Jardins
Montagny 1er cru “Montcuchots”
Montagny 1er cru “Les Coeres”
Maine: National Distributors
Rhode Island: Wine Brothers
Illinois: Louis Glunz Wines
East/northeast exposure, harvested later
25 year old vines lots of limestone in the soil
Elevage in stainless steel on lies 8 months, but no stirring
Lovely fruit and citrus with the richness of honey and layers of minerality great acid balance and length with a crisp, clean finish
4h hectares in 3 parcels 75, 26 and 24 year old vines less limestone in the soil hand harvested
All fermented in barrel 10% new barrels, 50% 1-2 year old barrels 40% older barrels Vosges and Troncais oak
8-10 months sur lie
100% Chardonnay pale gold color pretty aromatics of pear, quince, white flowers
Rich and generous on palate with lovely fruit and elegant toast
Fine texture and long finish purity and balance
Drinks well young, but can be cellared