The Saint-Aubin AOC
is an appellation village of the Côte de Beaune in Côte-d'Or. It includes 20 climats classified as Premier Cru.
Saint-Aubin is a wine-producing village in the south of the Côte de Beaune, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, between Chassagne and Puligny and a close neighbour of Montrachet. This village appellation includes around twenty premier crus divided into several groups. 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 like a vine drawing sap. The appellation has been recognized since 1937. The village name may be accompanied by the Côte de Beaune (red) appellation or become Côte de Beaune-Villages
The white grapes grow in white clay soil with a high limestone content. The reds prefer the brownish clays. The slopes are very steep in places and face due east or southeast. The altitudes vary between 300 to 350 meters.
Wines of Saint-Aubin are made from the Pinot Noir for the reds and Chardonnay for the whites.
The red wines are pithy and solid, their virility demands flavourful meats such as roast beef and pork, glazed or caramelized poultry, blue cheeses or even pan-fried foie gras, whose rich fat would be perfectly balanced by the tannins.
The nobility and distinction of the white wines come from their subtle balance between an elegant freshness and a rich, but not excessive, unctuousness, which makes them flow nicely over the palate. With a wine like this, the best match would be firm-textured fish and grilled or steamed shellfish. A fillet of densely-fleshed poultry would also pair nicely.
More informations on the website of the wines of Saint-Aubin