Montagny 1er Cru Les Coères
The Montorge Montagny 1er Cru Les Coères is made from a two-hectare parcel in the village of Jully les Buxy. The vines are on the middle part of the slope on a deep clay soil. The grapes are quickly transported to the winery to avoid any oxidation. They are lightly pressed in a pneumatic press and fermentation begins in stainless steel tanks. The young wine develops on its lees and undergoes malolactic fermentation in tanks over 10 months of elevage. It is fined with bentonite clay and bottled before the next harvest. About 200 cases are made annually.
About the Producer
Charles and his son Yann Flandre acquired and revived an existing Montagny domaine in 1972. The 12-hectare estate is located in the hamlet of Montorge in Montagny-les-Buxy. Their Montagny 1er Cru holdings include parcels in the renowned Les Chaniots and Les Coères vineyards. The outstanding monopole Montorge site, adjacent to the winery, with 40 year-old vines, was added in 2014. The domaine’s ideally exposed south and south-east facing vineyards are situated at between 340-380 meters of altitude.
Today, Yann Flandre is in charge of the vineyards and winemaking. He maintains grass cover between all the rows to curb erosion and foster a healthy natural ambiance. Flandre trains his vines high to enhance exposition and ventilation, which ensures the health of the fruit through the growing season. Only organic fertilizer is used when necessary and vine treatments are done in a sustainable way according to the “lutte raisonnée” approach. Flandre harvests as late as possible to attain fruit that is ripe, complex and expressive of the minerality and freshness of the Montagny terroirs.