Located in the pretty village of Bissey-sous-Cruchaud, the 12-hectare Domaine des Moirots owns a 9-hectare portion of Montagny 1er cru, and makes up the rest with Givry and a several other appellations, including a delicious Crémant. Lucien Denizot made its name with well-crafted wines in the 1970s and 1980s, and was joined in 1990 by his son Christophe, now aided by his sister Muriel. The reds are harvested manually and matured in a combination of concrete eggs and wood. This is an excellent source for superbly made wines that provide fantastic value.
Domaine Christophe Denizot,
Montagny 1er Cru ‘Le Vieux Château’
Bottle size: 750 ml,
A little rain fell in Montagny during the summer, refreshing the parched vines, which produced brilliant healthy grapes for an absolute cracker of a wine: dense, fresh and vibrant, more complex and finer than the 2019, with racy citrus flavours, a hint of spice and a long, elegant finish.