Rare to find this 1er Cru, one of St Aubin’s smallest. Facing south east but situated in a side valley which channels wind through the vines, this site is sunny yet cool, which accounts for the wines good fruit weight and countering citrus drive. I had never heard of this vineyard until tasting this. 20% new oak.
“Noticeably more oaked than their villages St-Aubin, but the fruit clarity keeps up, delivering the most gorgeously complex and concentrated palate. Utterly delicious, with a marine, stony complexity on the finish. Loads of length and concentration. Brilliant.”
17/20 pts Richard Hemming MW www.jancisrobinson.com
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.