Sunday, November 13, 2022

Domaine de Villaine Bouzeron

2019 Domaine de Villaine Bouzeron Blanc....$99.99 / 1.5 liter

Blended from 17 parcels spread over nine lieux-dits, each vinified separately. The pressing is very slow and gentle, with the fermentation carried out in large, neutral casks, and the wine is racked after a year in cask on the lees. In ripe vintages like 2019, the slight bitterness of the skin of Aligoté can give complexity and balance to the honeyed note of the fruit. This is a complex, sensual wine.
Rated 93/100 Decanter Magazine
The 2019 Bouzeron is a particular success, mingling aromas of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers and clear honey with hints of beeswax and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, layered and unusually concentrated, it's a seamless, structured wine, with lively acids and a long, intense finish. Attractive though this is today, I can't wait to see it with a decade or so on the clock.
Rated 91+/100 The Wine Advocate

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