Pinot for a Pittance
I still get excited when I find a wine that offers great value for the money. And when that wine is Burgundy, it’s downright thrilling! Here is a wonderful Bourgogne Rouge froma little known producer, Domaine Henri Montagny that drinks like it should cost twice as much.
I was offered 15 cases, I bought it all,
now there are 14 left as one is coming home with me.
Wine is in stock and the price…..silly
This is a 7.5 hectare domaine with vines in Pommard, Beaune and Meursault, but mostly in Volnay. This family are the only Montagnys in Volnay and the name probably originates from the Rhône Valley. Today are the third and fourth generations, with a fifth still in elevage! Marie-Paule Cornu (married name), like her father, was born here and has worked at the domaine since 2004. Olivier Montagny is the son of Marie-Paule’s brother. Marie-Paule’s father Henri Montagny began bottling in the 1950s
*2012 Bourgogne Rouge
Domaine Henri Montagny
$15.99btl/$172.69 per case
(Jim Sirna 93)
Bargain Burgundy has become a bit of an oxymoron. But if you look hard enough and don’t give up, you can still find great buys. Case in point. This 2012 Bourgogne Rouge from Domaine Henri Montagny. Very nice ruby color with just a hint of maturity showing in the rim. With a little swirling the nose gives up a ripe, almost liqueur like aroma crammed with cassis, black cherries & exotic spices. The palate is still vibrant with excellent acidity and fine grained tannins…like a baby Volnay. The finish has sour cherry, raspberry and a little Herbs de Provence that is complex and lingers quite long.
Great Pinot for a Pittance!