Les Frionnes is one of Olivier’s most important and favourite vineyards. He has 5 parcels within it, varying in age from 10 to 80 years old. The chalky soil here is very similar to the Kimmeridgian soils found in the Chablis. This, combined with the cool breeze that is drawn down the valley over Frionnes at night, has produced a wine with powerful, bright acidity, and minty, crisp apple length. This cool east-facing site was singed by frost in the spring, and volumes are down.
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The 2019 Saint-Aubin Les Frionnes 1er Cru has a very taut, Puligny-like nose with wet limestone and flinty aromas accompanying the Granny Smith apples. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, superb salinity with a vibrant, animated finish that feels reassuringly persistent. Pure class.
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