Françoise Feuillat-Juillot was born into wine. Growing up at the highly regarded Domaine Michel Juillot in Mercurey, she immersed herself in all aspects of winemaking from a very young age (literally immersing herself, rather terrifyingly she once fell into a vat).
After exploring a career in international trade, she could no longer resist the pull of her native Burgundy and she returned to her roots, knowing that she really wanted to make wine. She formally studied oenology at the University of Djion for a year before joining forces with grower Maurice Bertrand in 1989.
Montagny is one of the few Cote Chalonnaise appellations that is devoted exclusively to Chardonnay.
Hand harvested. The Montagny Les Crêts is a small parcel of 1 hectare located on the stony hillsides of the village consisting of limestone clay. The vines are 28 years old.
The alcoholic fermentation and the malolactic fermentation take place in thermo-regulated vats. The wine is aged on lees for 8 months.
Mineral, chalky nose with a touch of oyster shell and floral notes appearing. Round and smooth palate, essentially floral but with a fresh touch of minerality on the finish.
Makes a fine accompaniment to hard cheeses, goats cheese, crab, snails, scallops or Vietnamese spring rolls