Découvrez l'appellation Saint-Aubin
The Saint-Aubin appellation's name comes from the eponymous village from the Côte d'Or. As for the village itself, its moniker was inspired by a famous monk called Saint-Aubin (469-550 AD), who was also the Bishop of Angers. The Saint-Aubin vineyard grows on the Côte de Beaune, right next to some other villages and appellations we all know, such as Puligny, Chassagne, Montrachet…
Winemaking made its appearance in the 7th century, in Saint-Aubin, thanks to the Church (as it was the case all over Burgundy, really). Over the years, the advances of transportation (waterways, and later roadways) were a real boon for the wine business. During the 19th century, the wine made in Saint-Aubin was still sold under more generic names like "Beaune", or "Volnay". The same scenario happened with the Monthélie. You had to wait until the 20th century to see the birth of the Saint-Aubin official appellation.
The Saint-Aubin AOC, recognized since 1937 although only truly adopted in the year 1970, is planted on clay and limestone soils, located at 400 km of altitude, on steep hillsides. With its 170 hectares, the Saint-Aubin vineyard can produce up to 8,000 hectoliters of wine each year (mainly red wine). In total, there are 30 climates (the other term for Burgundy terroirs) here and all are classified as Premiers Crus.
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