A et P Villaine, Les Clous Aime, Cote Chalonnaise 2020


In stock

Need help? Get in touch and we can assist with finding that perfect bottle.


Domaine de Villaine

Trying to reconcile the fame of Aubert de Villaine and the humble beginnings of Domaine de Villaine is a difficult thing to do. As the co-director of Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Aubert oversees production of arguably the most sought after wines on the planet. At the same time, he chooses to make his home a domaine in the unassuming village of Bouzeron in the sleepy Cote Chalonnaise. His choice of Bouzeron only reinforces his desire to be known as a vigneron, while his focus around the unpretentious grape Aligote makes him a true advocate for the appellation. The domaine also produces chardonnay and pinot noir from single vineyards in the area, the wines representing an amazing level of quality. The vineyard work is intensive, followinog biodynamic principles. The winery uses wood tanks for fermentation, with minimal batonnage for the whites and elevage lasting roughly 12-14 months.

The domaine is currently run by Aubert’s nephew Pierre de Benoist who makes wines with focus, elegance, minerality and a sense of place. While these wines can be enjoyed young and often disappear shortly upon release, they age extremely well.



It would be difficult to overstate the importance of France to the wine world. With a rich history of wine production across virtually all of France over the last thousand years many of the grape species that are known for producing benchmark wines from all over the world had their beginnings in France. Over centuries vignerons refined their focus on what grapes thrived and transmitted a sense of place.