Aubert de Villaine’s nephew Pierre de Benoist has been helping guide this outstanding domaine to greater and greater heights since his arrival in 2000, all under uncle Aubert’s watchful and experienced eye, of course. You will be hard pressed to find better wines anywhere in the Côte Chalonnaise, and don’t underestimate their appellations—de Villaine wines routinely outperform more prestigious, more expensive appellations. Pierre’s dogged work ethic, manic attention in the vines, steadfast adherence to organic agriculture, and rigor in the cellar all play a pivotal role in coaxing pure, authentic, classic Burgundies from the domaine’s stony terroirs. Pierre has also cemented his and the domaine’s future legacy by recently finalizing the most momentous acquisition in the domaine’s history, bringing an entire lineup of Rully’s best premier cru vineyards planted to both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay under his control. It is an exciting development that we are following closely here at KLWM and we invite you to join us!
In addition to Nicole Chanrion’s older bottlings, we’re pleased to offer more recent vintages straight from Guy Breton’s and Domaine Dupeuble’s cool cellars as well as a Brouilly from Alex Foillard with a little age. Like Chanrion’s Côte-de-Brouilly, these deliver further evidence that Beaujolais is not just for immediate enjoyment...
Of course, another reason to be cheerful is our annual Champagne Sale, always offered during this month of celebration, to help add POP to your revelry. Pour Champagne and share a moment of respite, a chance for all to say, “Life is good!” Champagne in your glass gives you a good reason to believe that.
Château Thivin has toiled tirelessly in defense of the region’s singular terroirs. Surrounding the elegant 14th century Château, twisted stumps of ancient Gamay dot the Côte de Brouilly’s perilous rubbly inclines like gnomes, creating a consummate marriage of grape and soil with absolutely nothing to envy of the great appellations of Burgundy or the Rhône.
Many of our best values, all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and even a couple of sparklers, made by real people and reefer-shipped so they arrive in your hands in nothing less than perfect condition.
It’s as if the fossil-laden chalky soil running through Chablis has helped create a wine that is a visceral reminder of our amphibian past, with its bracing smell of waterfalls and oncoming rain, wet stone and coastal citrus groves. Briny, crisp, chiseled, and mouthwatering, it refreshes and invigorates.
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