France, Saint-Aubin

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
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  1. Joseph Colin Saint-Aubin 1er cru "Les Champlots" 2019
    Joseph Colin is the son of Marc Colin and younger brother of Pierre-Yves Colin. After Pierre-Yves left in 2003 to start his now famous PYCM, Joseph took over Domaine Marc Colin with his two younger siblings, having worked with his father ... Learn More
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  2. Joseph Colin Saint-Aubin 1er cru "Les Combes" 2019
    Aromas of pear, white flowers, peach and orange zest preface the 2019 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Combes, a medium to full-bodied, layered and lively wine that’s bright and precise. Pure and saline, this later-ripening site has performed well in this ... Learn More
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  3. Joseph Colin Saint-Aubin 1er cru "Sur le Sentier du Clou" 2019
    Joseph Colin is the son of Marc Colin and younger brother of Pierre-Yves Colin. After Pierre-Yves left in 2003 to start his now famous PYCM, Joseph took over Domaine Marc Colin with his two younger siblings, having worked with his father ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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    Jasper Morris MW
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  4. Joseph Colin Saint-Aubin 1er Cru 'En Remilly' 2019
    Wafting from the glass with aromas of honeyed pear, white flowers and yellow orchard fruit, the 2019 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly is medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with an ample core of ripe, concentrated fruit, bight balancing acids and ... Learn More
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    Jasper Morris MW
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