Saturday, March 03, 2007

Domaine A. et P. De Villaine 2004 Mercurey Les Montots

Domaine A. et P. Villane is located in Bouzeron, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy. All the grapes at the Domaine is organically farmed and has been certified since 1986 by Qualice-France. They are hand harvested and thoroughly sorted by hand. To truly capture the terroir the vinification is natural, they only use a small percentage of new oak barrels, and the wine is bottled unfiltered. The Villaines are also co-owner of the highly regarded Domaine de la Romanee-Conti.
The 2004 Mercurey Les Montots has a dark red ruby color in the glass. It has green vegetables on the nose that gives way to raspberry and cherry after letting it sit in the glass for 30 min. On the palate: cherries, tart red berries, earth and a kind of gamey taste with great high acidity and medium firm tannins. This wine definitely will benefit from some time in the bottle, or if drinking it now, decant it an hour or so before enjoying it.
I really liked this Burgundy and think the price is fair at $35. After doing some limited research on-line I can not find it through my usual resources. I bought this bottle at Enoteca Wine Shop in Calistoga.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the informative writeup.