Nestled between the two famous villages of Volnay and Meursault in Burgundy, Auxey-Duresses has only 150 ha of vines, which has always meant that this appellation would remain out of the limelight. Today, however, it offers some of the Côte’s best value.
Soil type and altitude: This magnificent terroir enjoys full southern exposure. The vines are planted on a gentle slope.
Grapes are hand harvested, checked on a sorting table at their arrival at the winery and then pressed in a pneumatic press. A light settling is then carried out before the slow fermentation in oak barrels and then ageing for 10 months in the same barrels.
This wine will be perfect paired up with fishes, or poultry in cream sauce. It will also beautifully enhance any kind of risotto, or if you feel like trying french cuisine, a blanquette de veau.
Drink ideally at a temperature of 12 to 14°C. (53°F-57°F.).