A favourite of mine and my vineyard of choice in St Aubin. This makes the most of its perfect position for the afternoon and evening sun which give a wonderful ripeness of fruit, but the shaded location in the cool crisp mornings allows it to maintain excellent acidity. A very classy wine.
The 2013 Saint Aubin 1er Cru Clos de la Chatenière has another reserved, cold stone bouquet with distant scents of wintry moorland developing in the glass. The palate is crisp and fresh with a taut line of acidity, abundant citric fruit and a very focused, clinical finish that will need bottle age in order to develop more personality. However there is plenty of energy in situ and that bodes well for the future. Drink: 2017 - 2029
One sample from the higher part…which planted in rows across the vineyard . This has quite a saline aroma. Tight and fizzles with energy and minerality. Tight and pure an very citrusy. tangy lemon zest on the finish. This sample is richer…but rather flat and broader…bit flat- interestingly he had chosen not to use SO2 on this as it turns out and maybe it would have been the better the other way round…he seemed to agree.. This is a blend of all the barrels: Here we have fruit, stone fruit with white peach. It is silky on the attack. It has a lovely balance; not too rich or too light with lovely ribbon of fragrance woven with citrus notes and good tension and minerality underneath. Score 17.25
The Lamy family has worked the vines in St.Aubin since 1640. Today the domaine is run by Olivier Lamy who recently took over from his father. The domaine produces around 8,500 cases of red and white wine from their 16.5 hectares; the vines are spread around the Côte de Beaune villages of Saint-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay. Since 1997 all production has been domaine-bottled; the output is high quality - their Saint-Aubins in particular are often superior to wines from more fashionable villages.
Due west of Puligny and Chassagne lies the little, picturesque village of St. Aubin. With the neighbouring village of Gamay, it produces 2/3 white wine and 1/3 red wine over 230 hectares of vines of which over 3/4 are premier cru. It was one of the last appellations created in only 1970 but has since created an excellent reputation for good value well made Burgundy that can replicatePuligny. Some of the most expressive vineyards are En Remilly and Les Murgers des Dents de Chien.