Domaine Francois Legros Saint Aubin 2017
François Legros took over his family domaine in 1988 and since then has dedicated himself to becoming among the best in his appellation (which happens to be one filled with greats). Like many of the current generation who are at the helm of older family domaines, he has moved toward a more natural philosophy of work in the vineyard, practicing lutte raisonée and performing his work in the chai in a more traditional, less involved manner.
Legros harvests his grapes 100% by hand, and then the expert sorters step in and do their work right there in the vineyard, so as to choose only the best fruit and leave the rest behind. Next, at least 90% of the grapes are destemmed in the winery and fermented in concrete vats. Following a 2-week fermentation with manual pigeage, the wine is transferred into a combination of new and used oak for 12-18 months, depending on the barrel. Wines are then bottled unfined and unfiltered.
This White Burgundy unveils a golden robe, limpid and crystalline. It is an aromatic wine with a peach flavor and lemony accents. We also discover nuances of hazelnuts and a nice freshness in mouth.