Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Burgundy, France
The Domaine de Montmain that sit atop Château de Villars Fontaine is about 4km from Nuits St Georges. It is owned and managed by Bernard Hudelot & his wife. 23 hectares under cultivation of which about 40% is devoted to white wine and 60% to red under Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Rouge and Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc. The Hautes Côtes, as their name suggested, are situated in the hills of Burgundy. Vines have always been planted on slopes that are often steep. These combined with elevation produces important fluctuations in temperature.
The wines currently produced by this estate are well structured, elegant and even in the mediocre years fare well when compared with the best Burgundy has to offer. In the hills of the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, the air is cooler which engances the vintage quality more strongly than in the valley. Experience has proven that the wines of this region are excellent and can be lain down for 30 years or even longer, depending on the vintage.