2019 Les Parcellaires de Saulx Saint-Aubin En l'Ebaupin France
From a small vineyard above the village of Saint Aubin. Shards of limestone poke out of white, chalky soil at the top of the vineyard, moving into a iron-rich limestone at the base of the slope. The fruit from the top is more mineral and acid driven, with grapes lower down giving richer, riper, fruit-driven character. This is a late ripening site with old vines delivering classic Saint Aubin aromatics, flavours and verve. Aged in barrel for 12 - 15 months. Only one barrel made.
Although small, Les Parcellaires de Saulx is certainly a high quality négoce to watch with interest. Still in its formative years, the quality here is almost certain to rise as the winemaking team strive to get even more out of the individual plots they are working with." ~Andy Howard MW, Decanter
The talented Isabelle Laurand, a Burgundian, is the cellar master responsible for making more than thirty cuvées from the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits each year for Les Parcellaires de Saulx, a micro-négociant, founded in 2017 by Denise Dupré and her husband, Mark Nunnelly. The winery is in Meursault and was previously known as Manoir Murisaltien. A négoce house has existed in this space since the beginning of the 19th century.
Each wine comes from a single parcel, emphasizing the work of the individual growers from whom Les Parcellaires de Saulx purchases must or wine. They only work with farmers who follow organic or biodynamic agriculture. In the cellar, no new oak is used and for most of the wines, only a single barrel is made.
The reds are thrilling representations of their appellations – with beautiful purity, pretty fruit, earthiness, silky tannins, and pronounced freshness. The whites are full of minerality, tension, and the right amount of weight and citrusy zip. - Michele Peters, French Portfolio Manager, Bowler.