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.
Domaine Feuillat-Juillot Montagny 1er Cru Les Grappes d’Or 2020
Concentrated and minerally. This is a blend of five different premier crus on Marne calcaires, from vines dating back to 1950 and is fermented and matured in a mix of 500 litre barrels & stainless steel.
“The 2020 Montagny Les Grappes d’Or 1er Cru is a blend of several parcels on marn limestone soil, matured in 60% oak barrels. It is clean and precise with light sea spray scents combining with Granny Smith apple aromas. Taut, almost minimalist. The palate is well balanced with a slightly creamier texture than Les Crets due to the oak influence. Quite spicy towards the finish with its acidic spice keepign everything taut and fresh. Very fine.”
91 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2022