In 1971, Aubert de Villaine, the man at the head of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, bought this Bouzeron property with his wife Pamela. It is in a far smaller setting than in the Côte de Nuits, where the Villaine couple make superb wines, both red and white. He was the great ambassador of the Classification of Burgundy Climats at the World Heritage of Humanity and applies the same methods to the DRC: biodynamic cultivation, natural winemaking, hand-picked and sorted grapes. His nephew Pierre de Benoist gradually took over the Villaine domaine (formerly called A & P de Villaine). The wines at Mercurey, Rully or Bouzero have become amongst the finest on the Côte Chalonnaise.
About the cuvée
Bought in 2011, this Volnay premier cru plot is located in the north-east of the appellation. The 45-year-old vines offer a fresh nose with beautiful aromas of red fruit. On the palate, it has a dense and concentrated character with firm tannins that confer body to the wine, giving it good ageing potential.
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Santenay 1er Cru Passetemps A. et P. de Villaine On sale
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