2015 Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Le Champlot
Sylvain Langoureau has been at the helm of his domaine since 1989. That’s 30 years of tending 9 hectares in and around Saint Aubin, which he now farms organically. The Premier Cru Le Champlot vineyard is situated with full western exposure mid-slope just above the village of Gamay. The 2015 growing season was relatively easy. It was very warm and dry and Langoureau began picking on September 7, bringing in the super-clean, ripe fruit. Sylvain said, “As to the wines, they’re very rich with fine complexity and just enough supporting acidity to maintain the proper balance.” Langoureau went on to say that he feels the wines should drink well young and age over the short to medium term, and as such, be ideal for those who like their whites on the younger side. The 2015 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Champlot shows ripe aromas of white, pear-like fruit, with spice. The palate is clean and round, with medium intensity leading to a mineral-driven finish. Drink Now-2028.