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A. and P. de Villaine Aligoté Bouzeron 2009

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"Bourgogne Aligote--a close cousin of Chardonnay--produces a lively, fruity wine, but it also has a finesse and roundness, a gift of the terroir."Edited from corneyandbarrow.comA fine aperitif, by itself, or can accompany fish and chicken dishes very well. Historical note: "The _Bouzeron AOC_ was created in 1998 and replaced the _Bourgogne Aligoté de Bouzeron AOC_. There are no Premier Cru vineyards in the Bouzeron AOC. The move towards an own appellation for Bouzeron and its Aligoté was spearheaded by the efforts of *Aubert de Villaine, *co-owner of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti*. Together with his wife Pamela he owns Domaine A & P de Villaine in Bouzeron.

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A. et P. de Villaine:
Domaine de Villaine is located in Bouzeron, nestled in the Côte Chalonnaise region between Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay to the north and Rully and Mercurey to the south. Planted with vines by the monks of Cluny in the Middle Ages, this small, sunny valley has a rich and lengthy tradition of producing quality wines which reflect their exceptional terroir. Here, vines are grown exclusively ... Read more
Domaine de Villaine is located in Bouzeron, nestled in the Côte Chalonnaise region between Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay to the north and Rully and Mercurey to the south. Planted with vines by the monks of Cluny in the Middle Ages, this small, sunny valley has a rich and lengthy tradition of producing quality wines which reflect their exceptional terroir. Here, vines are grown exclusively on the slopes : the nutrient-poor, limestone-rich soil allows precise yield control, while a warm microclimate favors ripening of the grapes. In order to obtain the healthy, high-quality grapes we need in order to express every facet of an exceptional terroir, we have chosen to adopt organic agricultural methods. Since 1986, we have been certified by Qualicé-France. To respect the natural balance and interaction of the soil and vines, we use no pesticides or herbicides, and fertilizer use is restricted to organic vegetal compost. These variables well in hand, let us turn to the vine itself. To create a wine that rises to the potential of the varietal and the terroir, Domaine de Villaine controls its yield through selective planting and a regimen of sevre pruning and occasional pre-harvest thinning. The domain's harvests average about 20% /ower than the yields authorized by the already-stringent AC regulations. Read less

"Bourgogne Aligote--a close cousin of Chardonnay--produces a lively, fruity wine, but it also has a finesse and roundness, a gift of the terroir."Edited from corneyandbarrow.comA fine aperitif, by itself, or can accompany fish and chicken dishes very well. Historical note: "The _Bouzeron AOC_ was created in 1998 and replaced the _Bourgogne Aligoté de Bouzeron AOC_. There are no Premier Cru vineyards in the Bouzeron AOC. The move towards an own appellation for Bouzeron and its Aligoté was spearheaded by the efforts of *Aubert de Villaine, *co-owner of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti*. Together with his wife Pamela he owns Domaine A & P de Villaine in Bouzeron.

Dietary Information: Organic


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