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Auxey-Duresses

  • RegionCôte de Beaune
  • VillageAuxey-Duresses
  • AppellationAuxey-Duresses
  • Grape varietyChardonnay
The Vine
  • Average vine age 30 years
  • SoilLimestone base, silica topsoil
  • Average yield45 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential3-5 years
  • Serving temperature 11-13°
Description
  • It was in 1924 that the village of Auxey joined its name to that of their best parcel of vines "Les Duresses" therefore becoming Auxey-Duresses. This village is graced with the prestigious neighbours of Pommard and Volnay, and whilst these two communes produce uniquely reds the commune of Auxey-Duresses produces reds on the hill of Bourdon which is an extension of Volnay and then whites on the fine soils on the Mélian hill. The Auxey-Duresses whites are generally speaking flattering and smooth without being too heavy. However the whites only represent a quarter of the total production and therefore are sufficiently rare to not miss a chance to try them!
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
  • Ageing
    8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 10% new
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    Of a lovely pale golden colour, our Auxey-Duresses reveals a woody nose with aromas of hazlenuts and toasted bread. It is ample in the mouth and has notes of almonds and fresh butter.
  • Food Pairing
    Shellfish - charcuterie


Press review
    • Auxey-Duresses Blanc 2007 - Wine Spectator Online - 2010 - 88/100Starts out round and fleshy, with a firm structure that surfaces by the finish. There's more spice and stone than apple and lemon flavors. Drink now through 2014. 380 cases made. By Bruce Sanderson, USA.
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