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Jean-Claude Boisset

SAINT-AUBIN PREMIER CRU "En Remilly" 2007

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Varietal

100% Chardonnay

Origins

The vines are mainly planted on the right flank of the broad combe which meanders towards La Rochepot. The appellation area is spread over two different massifs: one, the Montagne de Savoie, which ends the Côte d'Or and the other with the mountain of Ban which is perpendicular.
The plot 'En Remilly' is located on the second slope and adjoins the largest names of the golden triangle. This climate is located a few meters from the Montrachet, facing south with a good stony ground. It is recognized as the best premier cru of the appellation with « Murgers des dents de chien ».

Vineyard selection and management

This wine comes from selected vineyards (no young vines) and respects strict requirements with regard to yields, for example. The soil is worked to encourage and maintain the soil’s bacterial life which is necessary for the terroir to fully express itself.

Vinification and maturing

The grapes were harvested by hand and collected in small, perforated crates. As the old-timers used to say, “All the grapes need is to be pressed gently and put into barrels”. With respect for the same purist logic, no additives are used; nature is left to do its work on the wines! We do not stray from this golden rule because almost all of the wine is aged in barrels (15% new oak) where it undergoes both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with little or no stirring of the lees (to preserve the wine’s minerality). The ageing process lasts 15 months after which the wine is gently filtered before being bottled so as not to detract from its intrinsic qualities.

Tasting notes

Visual: pale golden highlights.
Nose: very delicate aromas of white flowers.
Palate: very soft with flavours of white-fleshed fruit and a touch of citrus. Lots of minerality. This wine’s complexity makes it well suited for laying down. Bold and polished, precise and long on the finish.

Food and wine pairing

Lobster, roasted spiny lobster, fish with cream sauce, chicken with cream sauce, Roquefort and Bleus cheese.

Ageing potential

10 years and more

Serving suggestions

12°C

Vintage : 2007

2007 was marked by chaotic climatic conditions: a mild winter and a summer-like spring resulted in very early budburst and a cold, rainy summer brought about a high incidence of rot. Fortunately, sunny weather during the first half of September allowed the grapes to ripen and produce red wines with reasonable concentration (to drink within 4 to7 years), and white wines that boast pronounced minerality and will certainly stand up to ageing.