Domaine de Villaine, Mercurey Les Montots 2019Regular price $60.00 Save $-60.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
Aubert de Villaine deserves more than the praise he receives. He is a reluctant hero, an unlikely trait in a man of such esteem and intellect. Heir to one of the most enviable wine legacies of all time, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, he assumed his role in the 1960’s as co-director of DRC. In the 1970’s he moved to the Bouzeron where he could make his own wines without the demands of an international reputation. He is largely to thank for his advocacy of making Bouzeron its own AOC in 1997, upgraded by the INAO. Each wine he creates, whether it be Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, or regional Bourgogne, is a fruit of his talent and passion.
Les Montots is a Village level site, but delivers quality well above its classification. The plot is 40-50 years old, depending solely on the integrity of the fruit used. Balance is key to this bottle: if everything syncs, the terroir will be well-represented.