St Aubin Wine

The commune of St Aubin is located in the Cote de Beaune wine-growing region of Burgundy. The vineyards are mostly located in a side valley to west of the famous Chassagne Montrachet appellation. St Aubin AOC can be used for red and white wine. Interestingly the AOC regulations for  this appellation allow for both Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc grapes to be used for white wine production, but most white wines are 100% Chardonnay. St Aubin was only relatively recently granted Premier Cru status for about two thirds of the wine produced in the village and some of the best of the 20 climats include En Remilly, Chatenière, and Les Murgers des Dents de Chien. There are no Grand Crus.

Louis Latour St Aubin Blanc

The vineyards that the Chardonnay grapes are sourced from are planted with vines with an average age of 25 years. The soil is limestone,  average yields are 45 hl/ha and the grapes are harvested by hand. The wine is fermented in traditional oak barrels and matured 10 to 12 months prior to bottling. 100% Chardonnay.

Tasting Notes – 2010 Vintage

This wine has a good, clear, pale golden colour. The nose it quite floral / blossom-y, with some green and citrus notes, but there are also some nutty aromas reminiscent of almonds. On the palate the wine is very fresh and clean with citrus / lemon notes. There are green apples flavours leading to a nutty, this time hazelnut, slighty caramel finish. Quite lean with good elegance and racy acidity. A good alternative to some of its more illustrious (and much more expensive) neighbours!
 

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