Domaine de Montille

Les Sizies Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.1123 ratings
9.241 pro ratings
Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Insanely good. Modern and clean with some ripe aromas and flavors. Super Burgundian on the palate. Shows how charming volnay CAN be. Dusty fruit on the nose with black tea and a little eucalyptus. Long long wine that should have the legs to go for years and years to come

Insanely good. Modern and clean with some ripe aromas and flavors. Super Burgundian on the palate. Shows how charming volnay CAN be. Dusty fruit on the nose with black tea and a little eucalyptus. Long long wine that should have the legs to go for years and years to come

Feb 25th, 2020
Brian Szluk

Cranberry, red raspberry, pomegranate, fresh soil, slight barnyard.

Cranberry, red raspberry, pomegranate, fresh soil, slight barnyard.

Dec 6th, 2019
Chris MacLean

I could drink a lot more of this

I could drink a lot more of this

Aug 7th, 2018
Al Shikoh

Pale, translucent ruby in the glass with muted aromas of red cherry and no discernible influence of new oak. Balanced and medium bodied with tart cherry and cranberry fruit on the palate. Velvety texture with substantial tannic grip and only 12.5% alcohol. Farmed biodynamically and vinified with 33% whole clusters with only 20% new barrels used. This premier cru vineyard is named after the property's owner in the 18th century Renaud de Sessie and is a nice introduction to the domaine’s elegant style. Paired well with a brunch of steak and eggs.

Pale, translucent ruby in the glass with muted aromas of red cherry and no discernible influence of new oak. Balanced and medium bodied with tart cherry and cranberry fruit on the palate. Velvety texture with substantial tannic grip and only 12.5% alcohol. Farmed biodynamically and vinified with 33% whole clusters with only 20% new barrels used. This premier cru vineyard is named after the property's owner in the 18th century Renaud de Sessie and is a nice introduction to the domaine’s elegant style. Paired well with a brunch of steak and eggs.

May 14th, 2018
Gretchen Rogers

Winter Strawberry Compote meets the mushroom forest floor of Big Sur. When sitting next to Gary Franscioni at Nepenthe at one of the best tables in the restaurant.... You buy another bottle to sit longer and take in view and watch the fog roll in!

Winter Strawberry Compote meets the mushroom forest floor of Big Sur. When sitting next to Gary Franscioni at Nepenthe at one of the best tables in the restaurant.... You buy another bottle to sit longer and take in view and watch the fog roll in!

Dec 31st, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Very smoky, gassy, brooding, meaty, closed at first. Served far too warm. After a spell on ice, black cherry, cola, floral perfume, anise emerged. Temp SO important. Lovely with wild salmon. Needs time.

Very smoky, gassy, brooding, meaty, closed at first. Served far too warm. After a spell on ice, black cherry, cola, floral perfume, anise emerged. Temp SO important. Lovely with wild salmon. Needs time.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2015
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.0

Time in the bottle has softened this typical backward de Montille Pinot. Tastes 5 years younger than it is.

Time in the bottle has softened this typical backward de Montille Pinot. Tastes 5 years younger than it is.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2015
Sinegal Estate

Spicy, bright with touch of velvet mouthfeel.

Spicy, bright with touch of velvet mouthfeel.

Sep 26th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Stewed, cranberries, strawberries, rhubarb, cinnamon stick, hint of nutmeg, light mushroom, forest floor, nice chalky minerality. Soft, smooth and elegant on the palate.

Stewed, cranberries, strawberries, rhubarb, cinnamon stick, hint of nutmeg, light mushroom, forest floor, nice chalky minerality. Soft, smooth and elegant on the palate.

Mar 14th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

9.0

Earthier a little creamy yet masculine

Earthier a little creamy yet masculine

Jan 14th, 2015