Nestling in the valley above Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet, lie the two villages of Gamay and Saint Aubin. Sharing the Saint-Aubin appellation, they are immensely proud of their proximity to Le Montrachet itself. After extensive tasting we discovered Sylvain Langoureau with the very style we were looking for – rich, generous, subtly-oaked, well-balanced acidity.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Environment: very good conditions allowing good maturity
Soil: Clay-limestone with white marl and rocks subsoil.
Age of vines: 60 years
Density: 55 hectares
Vinification and ageing: After pressing, the musts are stabilised during 12 to 24 hours. Fermentation in barrels, 25% new oak. Ageing for 10 months then fining in barrels and bottling after a light filtration
At first, the nose is discreet. It then opens up very quickly, a sign of good ageing potential. By contrast the palate is lively, ample, racy and very long. Can be kept up to 7 years
Burghound Tasting Note
Top notes of citrus and quinine are present on the ripe yet agreeably fresh and airy aromas of pear, apple and white flowers. There is first-rate intensity on the mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that display fine delineation on the clean, dry and well-balanced finish that offers just a bit more depth. This lovely and attractively vibrant effort is really quite good and worth a look. 92 Points, June 2020
Pairs beautifully with pan-fried foie gras, fish (sole, monkfish), shellfish, poultry and cheese.