In the glass this is clear gold. On the nose, gooseberry and melon aromas meld with subtle freesia bloom - a touch of oak in the background. On the palate you’ll find lemon, butterscotch and nectarine with warm nutty notes on the finish. This has a lovely soft mouthfeel. Intensity of flavour is matched by a nice line of acid, giving this wine a balanced and smooth old world composition - subtle fruit, understated oak and acid providing good length and structure.
“Wines from Larue possess purity, energy, and an invariable minerality derived from the predominant limestone soils of Saint-Aubin. The Larues are meticulous and precise in all aspects of winegrowing and winemaking and their wines reflect these qualities. These wonderful white Burgundies have the additional benefit of being approachable young, although they are tightly wound and can always benefit from a few extra years of bottle age.”
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.
Sourced from 2 parcels the Domaine owns, in the lieu dits of Champ Tirant and Bas de Jourcul, near the village of Gamay in a section of village St Aubin vineyards, which stretch round a convex south east to south facing hillside. Vineyards were planted between 1971 and 2005, average age of 40 years across the two plots. Pressed, settled then moved to barrel by gravity. Fermented in barrel (20% new) then elevage on lees for 10 months.