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Domaine A.& P. de Villaine
Natural wine

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

The Domaine A & P de Villaine make white wines of some elegance and power from the Aligote grape which is the only variety permitted for the appellation of Bouzeron.
Bouzeron is an interesting appellation. Throughout Burgundy the Aligote grape is generally seen as a second level grape in terms of quality. Aligote wines from other areas of Burgundy can only use generic labelling and play second fiddle to those based on Chardonnay.
However the grape does have its enthusiastic promoters including Aubert and Pamela de Villaine from the venerable Domaine de la Romanee-Conti who have bought into the Bouzeron area and now produce Aligote wines.
Their wines display the characteristics of the terroir with a steely minerality and good lively acid present.
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