Domaine Derain Saint Aubin Premier Cru En Remilly 2016
Manufacturer: Dominique Derain
🍾Saint-Aubin Premier Cru En Remilly
🖼️ Saint Aubin, Burgundy, France
🏡 Dominique Derain
🛁 The grapes come from a vineyard about 35 years old on clay-limestone soil, ferment in wood and age there until the next harvest
👃🏻 White flowers then Apple, Pear and tropical fruit, mineral notes with overpowering returns of Beeswax and Honey
👅 Energetic and harmonious in perfect balance between acidity and structure, refined and with a long, slightly toasted finish
👍🏻 Serving temperature 10°-12°.
💕 Curry rice
😍 One of the members of Derain's Saint Aubin Premier Cru squadron, perhaps the most balanced
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Saint Aubin (France) Dominique Derain is a big shot of the Hautes Cotes de Beaune. He arrived as a cooper in 1988, is now retired, and is considered a true guru of Burgundy. His consultations are in demand and expensive.
At the end of the 1980s, he bought the estate near Saint-Aubin; his idea of viticulture has always been biodynamic. Today he has passed his property on to Julien Altaber and Carole Schwab, while continuing to participate in vineyard and winery operations.
Dominique's wines are oxymorons in the bottle, coexisting with elegance and that sense of rusticity so dear to the wines of this area.
They are subtle, slender, ethereal and delicate, often difficult to grasp in all their grandeur by those 'taking their first steps' with Pinot Noir.
Great wines, however, can be recognized by one thing: the bottle you just uncorked is already magically finished and you immediately begin to feel nostalgic for it.
Derain is one of the pioneers of quality European-style winemaking in Chile where he opened the eponymous winery, in Casablanca Valley, but this is another story