Lying further towards Chassagne to the south of Les Houillères this site has deeper clay over the limestone. Sylvain allows grass to grow between the rows. This additional competition forces the vines to grow deeper roots, ending them through the rich clay to the bed rock, limestone, below. Sylvain thinks this in turn brings freshness and minerality to the wine. Certainly the 2017 shows a nice contrast between rich, almost silky fruit and saline acidity. Good stuff and shows Sylvain’s skills in the vineyard.
About the Domaine
We have been working with Langoureau for three years now and their range has proved very popular, combining ripe balanced fruit with quality Cote D’Or Chardonnay which offer exceptional quality and value.
Sylvain has been in charge since 1989, working closely with his wife Nathalie. Together they have quietly built the reputation of the domaine, producing terroir focussed lively whites from some of St Aubin’s best sites. The domaine also owns vineyards in Chassagne and Puligny and produce an excellent Aligoté, the 2015 of which is drinking beautifully now. Now fully organic, the domaine is worked by hand, vines are pruned to give low yields and grass grows between the rows. In the winery fermentations occur with natural yeasts and new oak is used sparingly. Sylvain and Nathalie want to clearly transmit their various climats, free from invasive flavours. Absolutely a domaine to watch as St Aubin continues to prove a happy hunting ground for top quality white burgundy at drinkable prices.