2019 Dom. de Villaine Rully 1er Cru 'Rabourcé'
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.
The Rully Premier Cru Rabourcé comes from the climat of the same name located on the highest and warmest hillside, to the north of the Rully appellation area. Vinification and aging are carried out in a new wooden foudre, which gives the wine aromas of toast complemented by chalky notes due to its terroir made up of white clay.