Saint-Aubin Premier Cru

Sur le sentier du Clou

Tasting Notes

Nose : Expressive even in its youth, the red fruit aromas dominate.

Bouche : The fruit are present with round tannins. The aging in barrels provides him with a nice length.

Laying : Drink after three or five years or lay down for five to seven years depending on the vintages.

Terroir

Parcel located close to the village in the middle of the hill and facing south.

Soil

Rather chalky and a little clayey

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir.

Age of the vines

45 years.

Harvesting

100% Manual.

Destemming

90% Destemmed.

Winemaking

After a rigorous selection of the grapes, they are destemmed then put into concrete tanks. Cold maceration during ten days or so with treading and pumping over, then alcoholic maceration during eight days. After the press wine is racked and blended, the wine is put in barrels.

Alcohol

13% Vol.

Ageing

Two thirds in tanks and the rest in barrels (10% new barrels) during about 15 months.The malolactic fermentation is done tardily in order to keep as much fruit as possible.

Production

About 4 000 Bottles.

Best served with

White meat, grill, pan fried mushrooms.