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Saint Aubin

The Bourgogne winegrowing region produces great wines with historical and international renown.
Although the most famous may be the Premiers and Grands Crus, there are also many wonderful appellations Régionales and Village for you to discover.
With 100 appellations to explore, your adventure has only just begun!

Wine Characteristics


White: Saint-Aubin is the colour of sunshine, with golden highlights whose exact shade varies according to where it is grown and in what year. When young, it combines aromas of white flowers, flint, green almond, and orangeflower.
Richer fragrances come with age: beeswax and honey, marzipan, ambergris, and cinnamon. This is a firm and flattering wine - a bit sharp to start with but which becomes fleshier and fuller with time. This is a wine with real breeding.


Red: this wine is dark garnet or crimson colour, with strawberry cheeks. Its aromas are redolent of blackcurrant, Morello cherry, blackberry. These are set off by spicy notes, sometimes mocha. In the mouth it is fat and silky with a lively finish. Age adds suppleness, warmth and persistence.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip

White: its nobility and distinction derives from a subtle balance between elegant freshness and a rich but not excessive unctuousness which gives it great fluidity in the mouth. With a wine like this, firm-textured fish and grilled or steamed crustaceans would be at ease. It would also make a perfect finishing touch to dense-fleshed poultry.
Serving temperature: 12 to 14°C.


Red: pithy and solid, its virility requires flavourful meats like roast beef or pork, glazed or caramelised poultry, blue cheeses, or even foie gras whose richness would be amply balanced by the wine’s tannins.
Serving temperature: 15°C.
 

Situation

A close neighbour of Montrachet, lying between Chassagne and Puligny, Saint-Aubin is a wine-growing village in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune, the heartland of the great white Bourgogne wines. The area covered by the appellation Village includes 30 Premiers Crus Climats. The neighbouring hamlet of Gamay may have given its name to the Gamay grape. The 13th century fortress stands on solid rock from which it seems to draw its strength as the vine draws sap from the soil. The appellation was granted recognition in 1937.

Terroirs


The white grapes grow on white clays with a high limestone content; the reds prefer brownish clays. The slopes are steep in places and face East or southeast. Altitude varies between 300 and 350 metres.

The Côte de Beaune explained by Jean-Pierre Renard 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

  • Bas de Vermarain à l'Est
  • Derrière Chez Edouard
  • Derrière la Tour
  • Echaille
  • En Créot
  • En la Ranché
  • En Montceau
  • En Remilly
  • En Vollon à l'Est
  • Es Champs
  • La Chatenière
  • Le Bas de Gamay à l'Est
  • Le Charmois
  • Le Puits
  • Les Castets
  • Les Champlots
  • Les Combes
  • Les Combes au Sud
  • Les Cortons
  • Les Frionnes
  • Les Murgers des dents de chien
  • Les Perrières
  • Les Travers de Marinot
  • Marinot
  • Pitangeret 
  • Sous Roche Dumay
  • Sur Gamay
  • Sur le sentier du Clou
  • Vignes Moingeon
  • Village

Lieux-dits

  • Au Bas de Jorcul
  • Bas de Vermarain à l'Ouest
  • Champ Tirant
  • En Choilles
  • En Goulin
  • En Jorcul
  • En l'Ebaupin
  • En Vermarain à l'Est
  • En Vesveau
  • Gamay
  • La Fontenotte
  • La Traversaine
  • Le Banc
  • Le Banc de Monin
  • Le Puits
  • Les Argillers
  • Les Castets
  • Les Pucelles
  • Les Travers de chez Edouard
  • Les Vellerottes
  • Sous les Foires
  • Tope Bataille

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE BEAUNE

  • Information

    Appellation Village of the Côte de Beaune region (Côte-d’Or).
    This appellation includes 30 Climats classed as Premier Cru.
    Producing commune: Saint-Aubin.
    The appellation SAINT-AUBIN or SAINT-AUBIN PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of the Climat of origin.
     

  • Production surface area

    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    Whites: 112.95 ha (including 83.79 ha Premier Cru).
    Reds: 44.20 ha (including 33.68 ha Premier Cru).
     

Coulour


Whites - Chardonnay
Reds - Pinot Noir

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