Henri de Villamont, Auxey-Duresses Blanc La Canee

Occupying an impressive nineteenth-century building in Savigny-Lès-Beaune, Henri de Villamont is a medium-sized producer that combines an enviable domaine (they are particularly strong in Chambolle-Musigny) with a meticulously sourced négociant range. The cuverie was updated with the latest equipment less than ten years ago, and underneath there is ample storage for barrels in the beautiful double-height cellar. These features give the winemaker flexibility and precision, resulting in excellent expression of the various terroirs on offer. These include some particularly well-sited vineyards: Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés borders Meursault Vireuils, for example, while Chambolle-Musigny Les Baudes lies just below Bonnes-Mares. In each case, because the former is so much less famous, the value for money is exceptional.

2015 vintage. Pale gold-green colour, nice expression of flowers and yellow fruits aromas. Supple in the mouth with a pleasant touch of acidity, this wine presents a good structure having been aged in barrels for 10 months (25% of new barrels) as well as lees stirring in the barrel. Pairs with fish, seafood, poultry and cheese.

Tasting Note:
Notes of lemon and white peach on the nose lead onto a palate that is clean and rounded, dry and expressive.
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