St. Aubin is by far one of the best value appellations in the Cote de Beaune. Lying north of Chassagne-Montrachet and east of Puligny-Montrachet, these 570 acres, of which half are planted with Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc are riddled with values. With 29 1er Crus, with Murgers des Dents de Chien and En Remilly being the best, thesewines should be in any white burgundy lovers cellar.
When these wines are on they can outclass their neighbors in Puligny and Chassagne. They have so much hazelnut and mineral when they are on.
There is also a small amount of Pinot Noir planted that have ripe, wild strawberry fruit. The 1er Crus are the way to go in St. Aubin for the red wines as it is not much more money and they are much more complex than the village St. Aubin reds. But, unlike the whites, they will always be rustic, whilst the whites can be very refined. In great vintages these wines (the whites) can age for up to 10 years. The reds I would not age for more than 3-4 years.
Typically St. Aubin goes between $25 and $75.
Notable Recent Vintages: 2010, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1993, 1991, 1990
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