Domaine Larue Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Cortons (750ml)
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In 1946, Guy Larue founded his family’s estate in the small hamlet of Gamay, in Saint-Aubin, located just behind the famed Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet slope. Much like its neighbor Chassagne-Montrachet to the south, Saint-Aubin was historically known for red wine, though the Larues have specialized in the great white crus of Saint-Aubin.
Didier Larue and family live in the small hamlet of Gamay, in the hills behind Chassagne-Montrachet, surrounded by an amphitheater of steep, stony, hillside vineyards. This is prime Saint-Aubin country. These hillsides produce taut, mineral-laden Chardonnays that, in the right hands, can challenge the wines of nearby Puligny and Chassagne-Montrachet. Case in point: this wiry premier cru sculpted from Burgundian limestone. —Dixon Brooke, Kermit Lynch
Les Cortons is crafted from Chardonnay vines planted in 1992 on clay/limestone soil. The vineyards are sustainably farmed and all grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The wine undergoes primary fermentation in barrel (25% new) and is aged sur-lie for 10-12 months with occasional lees stirring. The wine is racked before bottling.