Our plot of 1er Cru vines covers 1.1 hectares and lies in the hollow of a comb in the heart of Saint-Aubin, just in front of the Château. The altitude of the vineyard ranges between 360 and 385 metres, the slopes are south-east facing thus the vines are ideally orientated.
The analysis of the soil reveals a high pebble content, resulting in very good drainage. Added to this, we have soils with strong organic activity and this bestows the wines with remarkable aromatic character..
Following harvesting, the whole crop is pressed as bunches using a pneumatic press. The must then undergoes static clarification at 12°C for a period of about 24 hours before going into French oak barrels for fermentation. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are carried out in the barrel, 20% of the barrels are new oak. The resulting wine is matured on the lees for a further 16 months.
GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay
APPELLATION: AOC Saint-Aubin Premier Cru Clos du Château – MONOPOLE
ALCOHOL CONTENT : VINTAGEGRAPE VARIETY: 13%
Greenish-gold colour with silver glints. Very salty noise, slightly toasted. The bouquet is very fine, revealing a touch of lemon. In the mouth, it has impressive tension and energy that lead to a mouth-watering yet extremely elegant finish.
UPC: 0 89832 92081 6