Saint Aubin 1er Cru "La Sauvage" - 2021 - Jonathan Purcell
A complex wine, made for cellaring and pairing with gastronomy, carried by notes of apricot and white fruits, hazelnut, brioche, and a hint of citrus. Again, a complex palate with huge volume and a long finish – cellar this a few years if you can.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
- Degree of alcohol
- 12 %
- To drink from
- 2024 to 2030
Chardonnay from vines farmed organically since their planting in 2000, on a small 20-ares parcel in the La Chateniere climat. A steep slope, worked by horse and winch, and harvested by hand, with micro yields, around 15hl/ha. Vinification: direct pressing, soft and slow during one night in a vertical press, followed by 15 months of maturation in a solo 228-litre barrel that has seen several wines. Bottled in November 2022, without fining, filtration or added sulphites.
Jonathan Purcell is a young Californian winemaker full of talent. His father introduced him to the pleasures of wine at an early age, by having him taste Burgundies from the ’40s and ’50s. The aromas of those elixirs marked him for life. By the age of 15 he’d already decided that “when he grows up” he too would make wine. After working his first harvests in Australia, South Africa and the Napa...All wines
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