Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
- RegionCôte de Beaune
- AppellationSaint-Aubin Premier Cru
- Grape varietyChardonnay
- Average vine age 30 years
- Average yield45 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential5 years
- Serving temperature 11-13°
- Located not far west of Chassagne-Montrachet, the village of Saint-Aubin produces distinguished red and white wines with very good quality for money. For a long time Saint-Aubin appellation stayed in the shadow of its illustrious neighbors. Saint-Aubin is a terroir to discover for its outstanding qualities and its attractive price.
- FermentationTraditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation.
- Ageing8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 10% new.
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted.
- Tasting NoteOf a nice pale yellow hue, this Saint Aubin 1er Cru emanates intense scent of white fruits and fresh almonds. Round on the palate, this wine expresses hints of brioche. Nice length.
- Food PairingShellfish - fish - charcuterie - goats cheese.
- Saint-Aubin 1er Cru 2020 - James Suckling - 92/100 pts
An excellent introduction to this literally and metaphorically cool wine that has a wonderful balance of ripe-mirabelle fruit, mid-palate creaminess and lively acidity. So charming right now. Very clean finish. Drink or hold.
- Saint Aubin 1er Cru - Burghound.com - June 2016 - 88/100
A discreet but agreeably fresh and cool nose features notes of citrus, pear and white flowers. There is excellent concentration to the vibrant and attractively stony flavors that possess unusually good power in the context of what is typical for St. Aubin, all wrapped in a clean if somewhat simple finish. More depth will of course develop with age but I doubt that this will rise to the next level given where it is today.