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The Society's Exhibition Saint-Aubin Blanc 2019

White Wine from France - Burgundy
The cool and narrow Saint-Aubin valley has benefitted from global warming. It used to struggle to ripeness. Now it is ripe yet fresh. Matured in oak for about a year, this lovely white Burgundy is made from Le Ban vineyard fruit.
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Code: BU78631

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Chardonnay
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2026
  • 14% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, diam
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Burgundy buyer Toby Morrhall tells us about Saint-Aubin and the wine he selects for our flagship Exhibition label. Video transcript

Video transcript

If I had to make a list of model Burgundian domaines, then Domaine Henri Prudhon, who makes this wine for us, would be top of the list. They’re a lovely, adorable family, father Gérard, sons Vincent and Phillipe, all work together. They’re modest, they make lovely wines, and they offer them at very nice prices, so they're lovely people to deal with. This wine comes from Saint-Aubin. It's a side valley just behind Puligny and 30 years ago perhaps it's wines were a little bit tart and firm, but global warming has been very, very good to it. So, it actually makes the really classic type of Côte d’Or wine where there’s this very nice tension between freshness and richness. The wines perhaps more floral than honeyed because it’s a cool site and this a very enclosed valley, so although this vineyard is Le Ban, it’s not on the label but that’s where it comes from, it’s south facing, but it's actually a cool site. So, you get lovely floral aromas, and then a really fresh, scintillating palate, crystalline, pure, again this nice tension between richness of the fruit and the freshness of acidity.

Domaine Henri Prudhon

The Prudhons have deep wine roots in the tiny community of Saint-Aubin, a well-situated village behind Le Montrachet and becoming increasingly recognised for the quality of its wines. Their 14 hectare estate, named after the current generation’s grandfather, Henri and planted with 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay, is one of the best of the commune. It is an extremely reliable source of both reds and whites, and unlike many Saint-Aubin domaines, the Prudhons have no plans to convert more to white - they enjoy making the reds so much. Both The Society’s Exhibition red and white Saint-Aubin come from the Prudhon stable. The white is a pretty chardonnay, part-fermented and matured in lightly toasted barrels which infuse it with just the right amount of oak. Like its white counterpart the red from the village of Gamay, but made from pinot noir, displays the charm and drinkability characteristic of the commune. Of the red premiers crus, Le Sentier du Clou has the most depth and tannin. Of the 8 white premiers crus Murgers des Dents de Chien, Chatenière and Remilly are particularly fine which is not surprising given their proximity to Puligny-Montrachet. In Puligny itself is Les Enseignères which is one of the best vineyards for village Puligny sited just below Bâtard-Montrachet. At the very top of the slope, premier cru La Garenne produces taut and mineral wines which relax after a few years in bottle.

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The Sunday Times

Saint-Aubin is a Burgundy appellation to keep your eyes on. Produced by Henri Prudhon and family and matured in oak for a year, this has a steely, beautifully crisp, dry minerally character. A perfect...
Saint-Aubin is a Burgundy appellation to keep your eyes on. Produced by Henri Prudhon and family and matured in oak for a year, this has a steely, beautifully crisp, dry minerally character. A perfect choice with smoked salmon.
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Will Lyons

JancisRobinson.com

Riper and richer than Jean-Marc Brocard's Vau de Vey 2019. A seductive creamy/mealy character from the oak. Chewy, deep, and so fresh. Shows the class and value of really good St-Aubin. Chewy,...
Riper and richer than Jean-Marc Brocard's Vau de Vey 2019. A seductive creamy/mealy character from the oak. Chewy, deep, and so fresh. Shows the class and value of really good St-Aubin. Chewy, mouth-watering finish and some way to go. Very good value. 17/20
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Julia Harding MW

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