Billard Saint Aubin 1er Cru "Les Castets" Rouge

Saint Aubin is a small commune producing both white and red wines, located just behind the famous Montrachet vineyards. The soils are very chalky and the slopes can be quite steep. The reds, of which there is only 57 hectares planted, are slowly making their way into the pantheon of classic Côtes de Beaune. The Billards have .32 hectares of Pinot Noir planted in the 1er Cru vineyard “Les Castets”, producing about 100 cases per year. The “Les Castets” vineyard is on a gentle incline and has a blend of “marnes blanches” and “marno calcaires” soils favoring the Pinot Noir grape. The Saint Aubin Rouge is fermented in vat with pigeages. It is matured for 15 months in Vosges and Tronçais barrels one third of which are new.

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