Domaine Sylvain Langoureau
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Le Champlot, 2018

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.

Grape

100% Chardonnay

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Environment: very good conditions allowing good maturity

Yield: 45hl/ha

Soil: Clay-limestone with white marl.

Age of vines: 35 years for 25 hectares – the rest is made up of young vines of 9 to 10 years old

Density: 90 hectares

Vinification and ageing: After pressing, the musts are stabilised during 12 to 24 hours. Fermentation in barrels, 20% new oak, no yeast addition. Ageing for 10 months then fining in barrels and bottling

Tasting Note

Very fresh, oily and rich wine. Very attractive toasted notes. The palate is also fresh with a beautiful length

Burghound Tasting Note

This is markedly more floral-inflected on the combination of various white-fleshed fruit, citrus and discreet spice wisps. The caressing, supple and equally seductive flavors possess slightly better density while exhibiting good complex and persistence on the balanced and moderately firm finale. This is a wine that should age well over the mid-term yet be reasonably approachable young. 90 Points, June 2020

Food Pairing

Will pair beautifully with natural flavour dishes: cooked oysters, chicken in cream sauce, skate wings. The notes rich of iodine will particularly suit this pairing.