Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wine of the Week - Jean-Charles Saint-Aubin 1er Cru

Today's featured wine is from one of our favorite value Burgundy producers - Jean-Charles. The Saint-Aubin 1er Cru is a bright, minerally white wine that's a great example of this appellation. William Kelley, writing for the Wine Advocate says of the 2017 vintage:
"The 2017 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru is showing well, offering up notes of green apple, crisp peach, pastry cream and hazelnuts. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, glossy and succulent with a charming, open-knit profile."

The Fagot family has been located in the small village of Corpeau since 1860. Just outside Chassagne-Montrachet, it is located near some of the most prestigious vineyards in the Cote de Beaune, so it would be fair to say that wine is in the family’s blood. Jean-Charles is part of the 5th generation of Fagots in the area and the third generation to own vineyard acreage in Chassagne-Montrachet. On his estate vineyards, Jean-Charles employs lutte raisonée, a method of growing in which chemical intervention is employed only when necessary. The wines are vinified traditionally and naturally, utilizing oak foudres and 12-14 month long aging periods in the Fagot cellars.

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