Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "Le Champlot" 2017

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Alcohol: 13%

Varietal: Chardonnay

Appelation: Saint-Aubin 1er Cru, Burgundy, France

Aromas: ripe aromas of white, pear-like fruit, with spice

Harvest: Manually

Drinking: Now-2030

History : Domaine Sylvain LANGOUREAU is family domaine that was taken over by Sylvain in 1988. Mainly doing Chardonnay on the village of Saint Aubin, Chassagne Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet and Meursault. In total, 16 appellations are done.

The Premier Cru Le Champlot vineyard is situated with full western exposure mid-slope just above the village of Gamay. The 2017 growing season was relatively easy. Sylvain said, “As to the wines, they’re very rich with fine complexity and just enough supporting acidity to maintain the proper balance.” Langoureau went on to say that he feels the wines should drink well young and age over the short to medium term, and as such, be ideal for those who like their whites on the younger side. The palate is clean and round, with medium intensity leading to a mineral-driven finish.