2018 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru “Le Charmois”
In the heart of the Côte des Blancs, between Chassagne and Puligny, right next to Montrachet is the small village of Saint-Aubin. White soils of clay with a high limestone content on steep slopes oriented East or South-East.
Le Charmois is an east facing vineyard that lies adjacent to the premier crus of Chassagne-Montrachet. This eastern exposure allows for more sun hours which contribute to the fuller body style wine. Limestone and clay soild at 290 meters altitude.
Primary fermentation followed by aging for 16 months in French puncheon.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES |
Saint-Aubin whites are the colour of sunbeams, ranging across the spectrum of golden hues depending on the vineyard and the vintage. Young, it presents a combination of white flower, flint, green almond and orange blossom notes. With age, it develops rich notes of beeswax and honey, almond paste, amber, cinnamon. It is a firm, tender wine, a little sharp when young, then becoming full-bodied and complete, of great nobility.
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