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2018  

Production area

Nestled between the two famed villages of Volnay and Meursault, Auxey-Duresses has only 150 ha of vines, which has always meant that this appellation has remained out of the limelight. Today, however, it offers some of the Côte’s best value for the money.

Origins

The vineyards of Auxey-Duresses is oriented South and Southeast. Altitude between 260 and 360 meters. The appellation is divided into two parts: one directly south of Meursault and the other toward St Romain, producing more mineral wines. The soils are calcareous with a small proportion of clay.

Varietal

100% Chardonnay

Vinification and maturing

The entire harvest is pressed in a pneumatic press for 2 hours. The juices are allowed to settle for 24 hours before undergoing alcoholic fermentation in barrels. The lees are stirred once a week in order to bring out all of the wine’s aromatic potential. Approximately 15% of the wine is aged in new barrels.

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Clear gold tinged with green.
NOSE : 
Scents of apple and fresh almonds.
PALATE :
Lovely softness, heightened by a discrete touch of acidity. Good length.

Food and wine pairing

When young, this wine holds nice surprises for lovers of baked fish, quenelles, and deli meats. When they are more mature, white Auxey is the perfect match for fish and poultry in cream sauce.

Serving suggestions

12 to 14°C

Ageing potential

10 years

Ropiteau Frères since 1848

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