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Saint-Aubin AC 2014 Fontenotte
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  • 212. Saint-Aubin AC 2014 Fontenotte

    Domaine Marc Colin

    100% Chardonnay (13% alc.)

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    30yo vines here facing west giving a friendly, open, mineral wine. Damien ages most of his St-Aubins in a good proportion of 30 hectolitre foudres (here 50%), as foudres preserve more CO2 and hence freshness, and consequently he can lower sulphur levels. Overall there is only 5% new oak used up to 15yo barrels. For drinking now to 2018.

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Winemaker
Damien & Joseph Colin, Domaine Marc Colin
Location
Gamay
Size of domaine
20 hectares (of which 7.5 planted with pinot). 10,000 bts of Fontenotte.
Grape
Chardonnay (30 yr old) (young vines) 10,000 vines per hectare.
Terroir
Quite a cold terroir in a combe, just to the north of Les Champlots next to Gamay; 20 cms soil; white soil not very stony at all. Limestone base.
Viticulture
Harvest this parcel latest of all St Aubin vineyards (15 days after start of harvest). Have always ploughed the soil. Since 2002 have used no chemical weedkiller. Hand harvest 100%.
Vinification
Pneumatic press. Whole grape bunches into press 2½hrs pressing. Natural indigenous yeasts. Malos in oak allowed to start without heating up cave. Racked once. No batonnage. 100% in barrels, 15% new, 3 yr old max. Fined with a mix of casein and bentonite, filtered by kieselghur. Normally bottled in July using their own equipment.
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