2018 Domaine de Villaine Rully Blanc 1er Cru 'Cloux'
Highly allocated! Personal domaine of Aubert de Villaine - proprietor of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti! This is still an “under-the-radar” estate and a crazy bargain for the quality and pedigree of this wine! Their single-vineyard parcels are stunning examples of what this complex and amazing terroir can yield. Though their wines are quite enjoyable young, their ability to age well is what one might expect from a master such as de Villaine. Much of this is due to both the diversity of his vinestock and his organic and biodynamic methodology in the vineyards.
From an east-facing premier cru parcel on steep slopes, this white wine is rich and noble without being opulent. The finish is long, elegant, and refreshing.