A “murger” is a pile of stones that a vigneron creates when clearing a patch of land in order to plant it. This is a strenuous task, made more disagreeable when the stones are as sharp as a dog’s teeth, as experienced here. This is one of the village’s top Premier Cru sites, lying close to the Montrachet hillside. It is thanks to the plantation and nurture of plots such as this that Saint-Aubin has progressed so much in recent years. One very old vine-block, aged 80 years, has other vineyards beside it, aged 20 and 35 years. All benefit from excellent exposure to the sun, gentle breezes and free-draining soils. Rich, pale gold in colour, with finely fragrant aromas, this is a complete wine showing dense fruit and impressive length. The wine is broadly built, showing its shoulders, one might say (for drinking 2021-2026+).
2019 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien, Domaine Françoise et Denis Clair
(£76.00 per magnum)
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