Larue Saint Aubin Rouge les Eduens (750ml)
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.
The Pinot Noir that makes up Les Eduens was planted in 1972 and 1980 on limetsone soil. Grapes are de-stemmed and are cold macerated, then must goes through primary fermentation in cement tanks with punch downs. The must is pressed and racked into barrel (30-40% new). The wine ages for 12-18 months in barrel then 3-4 months in tank before being bottled unfiltered. This wine is named after the population that lived in Saint-Aubin in Roman times.