Saint-Aubin “les Travers de Chez Edouard” 2019 CHARDONNAY

Saint-Aubin “les Travers de Chez Edouard” 2019 CHARDONNAY

Mineral, rich and focused.

Saint-Aubin is a village in the Côte de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy, tucked away behind the two ‘Montrachet’ villages. Saint-Aubin is a great source of fine, steely white Burgundy.

$75.00

Behind the bottle

2019 Vintage:

The 2019 vintage in Burgundy will be remembered for its intense fruit, firm structure and supple texture with wines that are rich but show remarkable balance despite the heat.
Low yields and the heat combined to concentrate both acidity and sugar in the grapes, allowing both reds and whites to maintain a very fine balance of richness and structure.

2019 Domaine Thomson St-Aubin ‘Travers de Chez Edouard’:

Outstanding Chardonnay from the small parcel (0.57ha) in the famous Saint Aubin village, grown on a steep and stony slope and aged in neutral oak barrels. Pale colour with impressive mid-palate and good natural acidity, textural and precise. A very attractive St-Aubin with a little extra generosity.

BURGUNDY 2019: ‘EXQUISITE’ WINES DEFY THE HEAT
20th January, 2021 by Rupert Millar
The 2019 wines from Burgundy have received plaudits from across the trade and while demand is expected to be high, there isn’t much to go round. Read The Drinks Business article HERE

Saint-Aubin, les Travers de Chez Edouard by PM

I first saw this parcel on Valentine’s Day in 2018. It was a cold, snowy morning and I had a rendez-vous with Armand at 9.30am. The street outside our house in Gevrey-Chambertin was covered with a layer of wet snow, the car too was covered, when I headed out carefully for the drive to Chassagne-Montrachet, mindful of snow and ice.

This parcel, le Travers de Chez Edouard, is a lieu-dit, AOC, which lies just above the premier cru lieu-dit, Derrière Chez Edouard. I wonder, who was Edouard, to have these lieu-dits names after him?

The village of Saint-Aubin is set against the hill and all the vines are positioned in a curve around and mainly above it.

Our parcel has a pronounced slope and goes down to a row of trees. It is almost directly above the village, though this is not very visible. There is a spectacular view across the valley to the vines of Montrachet. The soil is clay, mixed with pale golden stones, reasonably small. As it is a reasonable slope, drainage is good and the clay, even in winter seems less heavy than some other sites. There is wonderful exposure to sunlight as it is oriented south east. The parcel is framed by trees to the south.

The vines are about 40-50 years old. Wine from this parcel goes into our Saint-Aubin, Les Travers de Chez Edouard, AOC.

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