We were absolutely delighted to have been appointed UK agents for Domaine Feuillat-Juillot, which completed our “gamme” of top quality producers in the Côte Chalonnaise. Françoise Feuillat-Juillot is the daughter of the highly regarded Mercurey producer, Michel Juillot. She grew up amongst the vines and barrels of her family domaine, before studying in Paris and completing a degree in oenology at Dijon University.
She now has 14 hectares of wonderfully sited, mainly old vines, spread amongst 13 different premier crus in the viticultural amphitheatre that is Montagny. She practices a very strict and meticulous form of sustainable viticulture, works the soils mechanically and all grapes are picked by hand.
Les Crêts is a 1 hectare east facing monopole lieu-dit from 35 year old vines on predominantly limestone soils and is vinified in cuve. The wine is floral and zesty with good minerality.
More concentrated and minerally still is the 1er Cru Les Grappes d’Or. This is a blend of five different premier crus on Marne calcaires, from vines dating back to 1950 and is fermented and matured 30% in 500 litre barrels, 70% in stainless steel. 1er Cru Les Coères is their finest wine. It comes from 4 hectares of fantastically sited 60-90 year old vines and is entirely barrel-fermented (20% of which are new).
|Montagny “Les Crêts”|
|Montagny 1er Cru Les Grappes d’Or|
|Montagny 1er Cru Les Coères|