Our appellations

Saint-Aubin 1er cru les Cortons

Location:

The terroir is located close to the 1er cru plot "En Remilly" in the heart of the great terroirs of Saint-Aubin. It faces south-east at an altitude of 300 in a mid slope position. The soil is a fine reddish clay-limestone containing a high proportion of small stones. These Chardonnay vines were planted in 1992 at a density of 10,000 plants per hectare. Surface area 0.48 ha.


Cultivation:

Plain Guyot pruning, disbudded in spring. The vines are carefully managed. Soil working is kept light. During the summer, disease controls are applied sparingly. Green thinning of the grapes ("vendanges en vert") is carried out as and when required by control of yields.


Vinification:

After maturity has been carefully checked, the grapes are harvested and taken to the vatting house in small bins. There they are lightly crushed, put through a pneumatic press, and the juices allowed to settle. The must is then transferred to oak barrels by gravity and fermentation follows. All barrels are of 228 litres capacity and 20% are new each year. They are made by local coopers. We choose fine-grained staves from the forests of the Allier. After 10 months' elevage on fine lees, the wine is blended, treated with finings, and bottled after light filtration.


The wine:

Our Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "Les Cortons" has a limpid and brilliant appearance. The nose is open and spicy. In the mouth, the attack is fresh, developing notes of citrus and with an elegant finish. The yield is around 3,000 bottles.

It can be drunk young or, even better, after 4 to 7 years.

Enjoy it, served at 11°-13°C, with prawns in cheese sauce.

* Alcohol abuse endangers your health. Drink only in moderation.

DOMAINE LARUE : Fine burgundies - 21190 SAINT AUBIN
Téléphone: 03 85 36 62 09 - Fax: 03 85 36 66 45 - E-mail: dom.larue@wanadoo.fr - Internet: http://www.larue-vins.com

Domaine Larue, 32, rue de la Chatenière, Saint-Aubin, en Côte de Beaune (Côte-d’Or), Bourgogne. Vins de Bourgogne, premiers crus, Chardonnay, Pinot noir.