Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Localization: Auxey Duresses, Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes: As easy as it is to forget the quality of Auxey-Duresses Blanc, it's just as easy to overlook the sensational quality of Domaine Lafouge. The Auxey-Duresses Blanc Les Hautés (from the lieu dit situated next to Les Vireuils in Meursault) displays a fine balance of white floral aromas (acacia and honeysuckle) with white orchard fruits on the nose. The palate is racy and mineral with pear and nectarine fruit vying for attention with a good degree of mineral cut. This is pretty and a fine value in white Burgundy.
The Domain: This family Domaine has been established in Auxey-Duresses for several generations (since 1650). It specializes in the production of Auxey-Duresses whites, reds, and 1ers Crus Climat du Val, La Chapelle, Les Duresses, and Les Ecusseaux. The vines are worked with respect of "terroir". Grapes have always been hand-picked. Come to our cellars for a tasting and a guided tour.