2017
St. Aubin 1er Cru

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).

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IL, MI, MT, VA, IA, LA, MO or WV.

 

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Bright, yellow with golden highlights.

Aroma: 

Aromas of white flowers and white fruits. Mineral and toasted notes

Palate: 

A creamy and elegant mouth with a final on the tension.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage, the epitome of Bourgogne elegance. After spending the winter building up their strength, the vines profited fully from a very warm spring, with budburst in early April ensuring a head start in terms of the growth cycle that was maintained right up to the harvest. The plants progressed from stage to stage free from hindrance, and by mid-June, were flowering before rapid fruit set. An early vintage was confirmed. During the summer, a few spells of heatwave alternated with more mixed weather. However, ripening continued at a good pace and by the end of August, the first grapes were being picked, two weeks ahead of average. Harvesting continued until mid-September as each plot reached peak maturity. The grapes were in exceptional health and required virtually no sorting. Everyone was very enthusiastic about this fabulous fruit, its peak ripeness, and the volumes produced. Vinification went without a hitch and the mood was one of serenity for this vintage when the Bourgogne winegrowing region returned to more habitual levels of quality and quantity.
 

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvest Date: Sept. 13, 2017
  • Aging:
    • 14 Months
    • 30% New toasted French oak
  • Cases produced: 150
  • Ageing potential: 5 to 8 years
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Mussels Mouclade, Chilean Sea Bass
Cheese & Nuts:
Artisan cheeses of all sorts
Fruits & Vegetables:
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
SKU:
1JBSAUG317
$78