2019 St Aubin Blanc, Le Ban, Domaine Henri Prudhon, Burgundy

2019 St Aubin Blanc, Le Ban, Domaine Henri Prudhon, Burgundy

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2019 St Aubin Blanc, Le Ban, Domaine Henri Prudhon, Burgundy

Description

This is Prudhon’s entry-point St Aubin, made from a well-sited vineyard facing southeast. It’s slightly tucked away in the valley, giving a freshness that is very appealing in warmer vintages such as 2019. The nose has an appealing smoky, toasty oak character, which blends well with ripe citrus fruits and a touch of white peach. The palate is crisp and refreshing, with notes of lemon and lime, medium weight and a smoky, mineral finish. Drink

now to 2026.

Adam Bruntlett, Senior Buyer (October 2020 )

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Domaine Henri Prudhon

Domaine Henri Prudhon

Brothers Vincent and Philippe are gently modernising this Saint Aubin domaine, which was founded in 1921. They follow in the footsteps of their father, Gérard, who inherited the estate from his father Henri.

The brothers have vineyard holdings in Saint-Aubin, Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet, which total 14.5 hectares.

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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