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Saint-Aubin Chardonnay

 

Winery

Domaine des Meix

Appellation

AOP Saint-Aubin Monopole

Wine Name

Les Murgers des Dents de Chien

Variety

15% Chardonnay

5% Pinot Blanc

White Wine

Dry

Burgundy

Christophe Guillo

500 cases

 
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Story

Christophe Guillo attempts to maintain a product of quality in a setting where nature dominates man. Prior to Christophe’s oenologist education at the University of Dijon, the lands were leased for about 20 years.He is now the largest owner of this 1er cru with 1.75 Ha in one parcel, keeping the oldest vines (1939) of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. Having these three varietals in one plot is unique in this terroir and thus deserves its monopoly position.

Vineyard

The vines see a southern exposure on poor, shallow rocky soils, expanding over 2.47 acres. “The Murgers” are big piles of stone extracted from vine parcels over the centuries. The stones serve as a makeshift shelter, “cabotage”, for winemakersnduring storms. The “dents de chien” or “dog teeth” come from the flat and sharp shape of the rocks.

Vinification

The vineyards are manually harvested, and meticulously sorted to avoid over-use of sulfur. The fruit cold macerates, and is then pressed in a basket press. The juice is fermented in oak barrels, and matured in them for 12 months. The settled wine is bottle unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

This wine shows a nose of acacia, honeysuckly and mint leaf. The palate then opense with candied citrus, underlined by a full and rich body. This wine has high againg potential.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with monkfish, veal dumplings or buttered lobster.

Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay

Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay

Domaine des Meix - Les Murgers des Dents de Chien

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Saint-Aubin1er Cru Pinot Noir

Saint-Aubin1er Cru Pinot Noir

Domaine des Meix - Les Murgers des Dents de Chien