Domaine de Villaine, Rully 1er Cru Cloux 2018Regular price $100.00 Save $-100.00
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.
Cloux is part of the Villaine estate situated on a steep slope right underneath two other Premier Cru sites. The wine is equal in finesse, balance, and minerality. It may hail from a lesser known region, though the quality from Villaine’s wines here is unparalleled.