Our Bouzeron comes from vines situated on the best slopes of the appellations. We have planted to Bouzeron the golden Aligoté doré grape, which gives lowers yield and more aromatic wines than its cousin, the Aligoté vert.
True to its varietal nature, our Bouzeron is a liveley, fruity wine, but it also has a finesse and roundness that spring from the essential nature of the terroir.
These qualities lend it great versatility. To best appreciate the freshness and fruit, our Bouzeron would be drunk young, within two or three years. To allow the wine to fully develop fullness and "fatness", age it for up to ten years.
Our Bouzeron should be served chilled, at about 54°F, as an apéritif, with seafood, or with a number of cheeses (goat cheese, Cantal, Beaufort, Parmesan, Roquefort, etc.
Upon being gathered and sorted by hand, the grapes go immediately into a pneumatic press. Pressing is slow and gentle in order to obtain claer, non-astringent juice.The musts ferment in tanks or oak tuns at controlled temperatures in order to preserve each wine's freshness and specific aromatic traits.
Sommelier journal- April 30, 2011"Domaine A. et P. de Villaine manager Pierre de Benoist feels « the 2009s are wines of the sun, with a spectacular texture, racy minerality, and plenty of character. » De Villaine's 2009 Bouzeron ($24), made from Aligoté, is a pleasing discovery, and the Mercurey Les Montots ($45) has excellent richness and structure for such an unassuming Burgundy village."
Revue des Vins de France, septembre 2012, n°564, page 204Download
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Conte du Rossignol chanteur découvrant BouzeronDownload
Aligoté's Return: The World of Wine issue 35 2012, page 136Download
Revue des Vins de France, Septembre 2012
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