Production: 5000 Bottles
Ageing: 18 months with a proportion of 25% new barrels.
Two of the most beautiful plots of the village are assembled in grapes to obtain this wine. On the one hand the Breterins, facing south on white and light soils conferring an advanced maturity for the appellation and wines full of fruit. On the other hand, the Duresses, exposed South East on brown clay soils giving rather dense and tannic wines. The complementarity of these two plots produces a serious and powerful wine.
The 2019 Auxey-Duresses ler Cru, a blend of two vineyards Les Beautrains and Les Bas des Duresses as usual, matured in around 25% new oak. It has a refined bouquet with a little more purity and sensuality compared to the Auxey Village. The palate is well balanced with gentle grip on the entry, quite rich but fresh in style with candied orange peel infusing the mixture of black and blueberry fruit. Crunchy, almost brittle texture towards the finish which is surprising given the type of growing season. Recommended.[89-91 Points, Neal Martin – October 2020, robertparker.com]