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.
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 stabilized during 12 to 24 hours. Fermentation in barrels, 20% new oak, no yeast addition. Ageing for 10 months then fining in barrels and bottling
A markedly more floral nose freely offers cool and airy aromas of various white orchard fruit, lemon-lime and a hint of herbal tea. The plump, round and fleshy medium-bodied flavors possess very good vibrancy on the lightly stony finish which is both more complex and longer. Lovely.91 Points, Coup de Coeur, June 2022
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.