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St Aubin 1er Cru Chatenière AC 2014
  • 213. St Aubin 1er Cru Chatenière AC 2014

    Domaine Marc Colin

    100% Chardonnay (13.5% alc.)

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    Damien  makes this fine premier cru from three parcels of 30, 40 and 50yo vines planted  on a south west facing hillside. Here the soil is around 30cm deep and the  limestone below is very hard. From the excellent 2014 vintage this wine (aged in  just 15% new oak) is pitch perfect, with a fine balance of citrus fruits,  saline edge and St Aubin’s characteristic tension. For drinking now to 2020.

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Further details
Winemaker
Marc Colin
Location
St Aubin La Chatenière
Size of domaine
1.1ha
Grape
10,000 vines per hectare, 30 year old vines. Trained single Guyot
Terroir
Clay & limestone at 200m above sea level, south and west facing, soil is 30cm deep
Viticulture
Debudding is carried out, no green harvest. The soil is ploughed all year long. Sustainable viticulture is practised against oidium and mildew. Manual selection during harvest. Yield of 50 h/h.
Vinification
Does not destalk. Pneumatic pressing with stems. Fermentation in 228L barrels at 20°C, using indigenous, natural yeast. Full malolactic fermentation. Élevage in 228L barrels and 20hl foudres for 10 months with one racking and no lees stirring. One domaine bottling in August using Diam corks. Fined with bentonite and filtered. 7000 bottles produced per year.
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