Saint-Aubin

The Saint-Aubin appellation was recognized as early as 1937. It extends on a little less than 160 hectares, in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, on hillsides of average altitude (300 to 350 meters). The wines of Saint-Aubin are bordered by the Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Monrachet appellations, and even the Grands Crus de Montrachet....
The Saint-Aubin appellation was recognized as early as 1937. It extends on a little less than 160 hectares, in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, on hillsides of average altitude (300 to 350 meters). The wines of Saint-Aubin are bordered by the Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Monrachet appellations, and even the Grands Crus de Montrachet. Some of the parcels clearly show an identical exhibition and terroir: The slopes are sometimes very steep, East and east. The soils, particularly adapted to the Chardonnay grape variety, consist of clay outcrops of white limestone lands. The more limestone and brown lands are reserved for the Pinot Noir grape variety, a large minority, the latter representing only a quarter of the vine variety. The red wines of Saint-Aubin have an intense color, a beautiful dark garnet. They develop particularly fruity aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry cherry and cherry core. When young, strong tannins are present, they are lively wines but fleshy in the mouth: they acquire suppleness and roundness as they age, and are generally very aromatic. An undergrowth, leather and notes of prunes appear. They can be appreciated by fans who are more interested in Bordeaux wines. The red wines of Saint-Aubin are excellent. Yet it is indeed the white wines obtained from the Chardonnay grape variety that find here a terroir of predilection to achieve the quality of the best Crus of Burgundy. A white Saint-Aubin is generally of pale gold color, with green reflections, typical of wines from Chardonnay. From its youth, it is distinguished by an aromatic complexity with an incredible nose. Mix of very floral notes, notes of citrus and almond kernel, as well as mineral notes like flint. Vif, the Saint-Aubin Blanc wins to age in the cellar: the notes evolve towards more richness, more fat with a nose worn by beeswax and honey, or cinnamon and almond paste. In the mouth, the wines are ample, dry and rich, with this beautiful acidity necessary for a perfect evolution in time. Such a delight ! Excellent compromise between Burgundy or white Côtes de Beaune appellations and prestigious appellations such as Chassagne-Montrachet, the wines of Saint Aubin Blanc are still affordable. However, their growing notoriety will certainly upset the hierarchy of the Beaune crus. We have selected Premier Cru wines with an undeniable quality / price ratio. Enjoy it now
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