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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.


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.


100% Chardonnay

Tasting notes

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

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.

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

Vintage : 2018

Quality and quantity for an exceptional vintage!
After a very mild winter, perhaps too mild, this vintage was marked by two contrasting periods. The spring was sunny and milk, with no frost, although there were some localized storms with significant episodes of hail that hit certain plots hard on the Côte de Nuits in June. Then the summer was very dry and very hot, blocking the ripening process in some areas. the harvest began with the Côte de Beaune whites at the end of August. Harvesting was early and was exceptionally abundant. The wonderfully healthy crop promised great potential for producing highly sophisticated wines.

Ropiteau Frères since 1848


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