2016
Saint-Aubin "Sur Gamay"

Chardonnay
Description

The vines are mainly planted on the right flank of the broad combe which meanders towards La Rochepot. The appellation area is spread over two different massifs: one, the Montagne de Savoie, which ends the Côte d'Or and the other with the mountain of Ban which is perpendicular. This second slope  houses the climate "Sur Gamay", located near the appellation of Puligny-Montrachet. The slope is strong and the vine is oriented to the east. The climate is called "Gamay", causing some confusion with the variety of the same name, because the plot is located above the hamlet called Gamay (part of Saint-Aubin).

 

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Pale yellow with golden tints.

Aroma: 

Aromas of citrus, white flowers and mineral notes.

Palate: 

A wine on the freshness, with a beautiful silky material. There are some honey notes in the mouth.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2016 – a miraculous vintage! Given a difficult start, the wines of Burgundy have an unexpected high quality - as much as we could have hoped. After one of the mildest Winters since 1900, the growers suffered vineyard damage in Springtime which severely reduced the size of the potential harvest. In fact in the month of April we experienced devastating frosts over an exceptionally wide area. Hailstorms caused further damage during May in the Maconnais and North Burgundy. The weather changed completely with the arrival of Summer: with sunshine and warmth which allowed the vines to catch up with their growth. There was adequate rainfall which helped the growth continue in good conditions with the harvest taking place just at the right time. Vintage 2016 thus offers some fine surprises with wines of potentially high quality. The white wines have fine fruit aromas, are generous with good body and will be ready to drink while young whereas the red wines are powerful, tender, concentrated and will be ideal for ageing.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvest Date: Oct. 2, 2016
  • Aging:
    • 16 Months
    • 30% New Toasted French oak
  • Cases produced: 250
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Mussels Mouclade, Chilean Sea Bass
Cheese & Nuts:
Artisan cheeses of all sorts
Fruits & Vegetables:
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
$65