“On 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.

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We find that remaining faithful to Burgundy’s traditional production methods is the best way to respectfully continue and augment the work begun by the soil, the climate, and the vine :

– Manual / harvesting is the only possible way to bring in whole grapes in excellent condition.

– Strict sorting of the harvest eliminates bunches whose health or ripeness might fail to meet our standard.

– Natural / vinification is an extension of the philosophy of organic cultivation carried out in our vineyards. The objective of both is to allow the natural expression of the nuances and aromas particular to each terroir and grape variety

– Maturing in tuns, oak casks, and tanks, or a combination of the three, brings out the freshness, fruit, and specific aromas of each wine, with an eye toward overall finesse. We make no more than moderate use of new oak casks, in order to avoid the vanilla and oak flavors that would mask our wine’s true nature.”

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Termőterület nagysága 21
Szőlőfajták Aligoté, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Borász Pierre de Benoit
Cím 2, rue de la Fontaine 71150 Bouzeron
Telefon +33 3 85 91 20 50
E-mail contact@de-villaine.com
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