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Domaine 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 Mercurey to the South.The white wines from the aligoté grape have made Bouzeron’s reputation. A strong village tradition has maintained this grape here in spite of the temptation to replace it by the more fashionable chardonnay or pinot noir. The “Bouzeron” is today the only wine of France made from the aligoté grape which has been granted a full-fledged “appellation-village”.Besides the warm micro-climate, two main factors explain the quality of the wines produced in Bouzeron:- Steep slopes with nutrient-poor, limestone-rich soils which favor a good maturity of the grapes and yields that are naturally low- The conservation, through selection in the vineyards, of old types such as the golden “Aligoté doré” grape which makes wines that are more aromatic and harmoniousWe have used the organic methods of cultivation in our vineyards since 1986. Through respect of the soil and of its environment, they have allowed us to fine-tune these local factors and consequently better express the unique character of the terroir of Bouzeron.