Henri Prudhon Saint-Aubin Rouge 1er Cru Les Frionnes 2018
On the hill between Saint-Aubin and Gamay this comes from several plots of 35 to 65 year-old-vines. Clay and limestone, east-south-east exposure. Vatted for 10 days, aged in oak barrels. Very few new barrels. Bottled after 8 to 10 months. Les Frionnes is one of the estate's "historic" wines, bottled from the early 80s. A rich and full-bodied wine, very complex. Like the Perrieres in white, the Frionnes in red was the first of the 1er Cru Saint Aubins to be bottled for sale directly from the domaine in the early 1980s. The vines are from a one hectare parcel on a hillside vineyard situated between Saint Aubin and Gamay. The vine age is 50 years on average (as of 2011) and the exposure is east-southeast. The Prudhons give this intensely fruity wine less aging in barrel (virtually no new oak) and bottle this cuvée just prior to the next year’s harvest.