Saint Aubin 1er Cru "Shadows" - 2020 - Jonathan Purcell
One of our great favourites – a wine with huge ageing potential, this is some masterfully balanced juice, with richness and depth, plus acidity and a backbone that is both fruity and mineral. Cellar this a few years, you will be amply rewarded for your patience!
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
- Degree of alcohol
- 12 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2030
100% Chardonnay from vines that have been farmed organically since their planting in 2000, on a 40-acre parcel oriented north/northeast and surrounded by trees, hence the name of the cuvée. When John took over the parcel for the 2020 vintage, it had not been ploughed in a very long time. Harvesting is done by hand, with micro yields of just 10 hl/hectare. Natural vinification: after direct pressing, the wine is vinified and matured 10 months in 500-litre barrels that have seen several wines. Bottled in June 2021 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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