Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Tasting notes: "Cottenceau has extended the élevage of his 2020 Montagny 1er Cru Les Vignes Longues, and the results are very impressive. Delivering notes of crisp yellow orchard fruit, baking spices, freshly baked bread and buttered popcorn, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and textural, with good cut and persistence. It's derived from an east-facing site to the north of the appellation." - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
About the winery:
Maxime Cottenceau studied viticulture and oenology in Beaune while working alongside the talented Vincent Dureuil from Domaine Dureuil-Janthial in Rully. After three years with him, Maxime settled back in his hometown of Buxy, just south of Givry in the Cote Chalonnaise, to take over the family estate. Maxime immediately put a stop to the use of herbicides, cultivating the soils and began organic conversion in 2020. Needless to say, all cellar work and vineyard work are done following the lunar cycles in true Biodynamic style. A truly exciting domain that is worth following up.
The Wine Advocate: 92/100