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2021 Domaine Charles Audoin Bourgogne Aligote
Domaine Charles Audoin was formed in 1972 by Charles and his oenologist wife Marie-Francoise, starting with three hectares in Marsannay. Their holding has now grown to around 14 hectares that captures some of the best parcels in Marsannay. Their son Cyril joined his father in 2000, and is now in charge of both vineyard and winemaking activities for the Domaine. Cyril is increasingly focused on vineyard health, to deliver wines with pure varietal expression and a sense of place. They are among the most serious wines from the area, and while juicy and approachable young, have the capacity to age gracefully for many years.
This has lovely complexity with notes of apples, praline, lemon cream and hints of vanilla bean, along with sea salt and crushed stones. It's medium-bodied with fantastic firmness and phenolic texture. Structured and serious aligote. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com