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Saint-Aubin wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

The Saint Aubin wine appellation lies just south of the historic town of Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. It is quite close to the famous Meursault and brushes up against the villages of Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet.
It is here that a new generation of winemakers are restoring this appellation to its former glory.
Saint Aubin was declared an appellation on the 31st July 1933 covering only the commune of the same name. It is permitted to produce red wines and white wines here but not rosé.
White wines can be made from Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc without restriction. In other words it is permitted to make a wine from 100% Pinot Blanc which some winemakers do.
The principal red grape is Pinot Noir but this is allowed to be blended in the making of red wines with Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc or Pinot Gris provided the total of these supplementary grapes does not exceed 15%.
Wines made in this area are entitled to display Saint Aubin on the label. Some named lieu dits or parcels in this appellation have been designated as Premier Cru, such as En Remilly and Le Puits and wines that are produced solely from grapes from these tiny areas can also add the Premier Cru and lieu dit name on the label.
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