Domaine A et P de Villaine

Bouzeron

 

Aubert de Villaine purchased the original eight hectares of this domaine in 1971, the same year he took over management of Domaine de la Romanee Conti. Today the wine is made by Aubert's nephew Pierre de Benoist who arrived in 2000. Since then the vineyard holdings have expanded to 21 hectares of which 10 are planted in Aligote.

 

The quality of the Aligote grape in Bouzeron was the attraction and Pierre has not only developed his own passion for the variety but has started a nursery to maintain the massal selection in an attempt to have a homogenous expression of the grape in the Bouzeron terroir. The sheer quality of the 2012 Bouzeron would indicate Pierre has taken the A & P de Villaine Bouzeron to a new level. Across the board, the 2012 wines from Villaine offer a very high quality-to-price ratio and therefore can be confidently recommended. The wines are individually characterised by the reflection of each terroir. 

 

The domaine today makes eight crus of which there are four red and four white. Two of the reds come from the Cote Chalonnaise with the others from Mercurey and Santenay. The latter, the domaine's most recent acquisition, is Santenay Premier Cru Passetemps which comes from a 0.44 hectare vineyard that produced its first de Villaine vintage in 2011. The whites in addition to Bouzeron come from Cote Chalonnaise, and two from Rully. 

 

  • Mercurey Montots

  • Bourgogne Cote Chalannaise La Fortune

  • Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise La Digoine

  • Rully Les Saint-Jacques

  • Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise Les Clous

  • Bouzeron

Aubert de Villaine and his nephew Pierre de Benoist