2017 Domaine A. & P. de Villaine Rully 1er Cru Les Margotes (750ml)15 8 0 0
"As ever, the wines deliver what followers of this address have come to expect: tensile, mineral wines that are refined and understated." - William Kelley (Wine Advocate)
Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of world-renowned Domaine de la Romanée Conti, and his wife Pamela founded their namesake estate in the Côte Chalonnaise to highlight the often underlooked single-vineyard terroirs of this region. They farm three appellations within the Côte Chalonaise - Bouzeron (Aligoté), Rully (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) and Mercurey (Pinot Noir). Their single-vineyard parcels are stunning examples of what this region can yield. Pierre de Benoist, Aubert’s nephew, currently directs the domaine.
"From one of the village's finest sites comes the 2017 Rully 1er Cru Les Margotés, a lovely wine that unwinds to reveal notions of pear, orange rind and almond paste. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and inciive, it's elegant and chalky, with a penetrating, mineral finish. This is well worth seeking out, and it will evidently be a bottling to follow particularly attentively in future vintages." 92 points - William Kelley (Wine Advocate, June 2020)