The domaine lies about two and a half kilometres north, north east of the village of Quincy on the east side of the Cher and just to the south of a hamlet called Le Bout du Monde (The End of the World).
Ever since it was established in 1806 it has been in hands of ther same family. Maryline Smith told me that the domaine, which has seven hectares in production with the remaining two planted with young vines, is the last in the Quincy appellation to harvest by hand. They use the indigeous wild yeasts and their approach is organic. "We don't want to get the label, so that we have the option to use other treatments in the last resort."
Currently Domaine de Villalin is not imported into the UK. It was clear that I wasn't the only one impressed with their wine, so I hope a UK merchant soon takes them on.
I will be doing a further post on this tasting tomorrow.