‘The teeth of the dog’ – Apart from being one of the most enjoyable wine names to say out loud this 1er Cru along with En Remilly are the two most sought after 1er Cru’s from St Aubin. It sit’s on the southern border of the appellation, above En Remilly literally overlooking to the South East the Grand Cru’s of Chevalier Montrachet and Le Montrachet itself. I’m not sure they are a ’stones throw’ away but a handy golfer could certainly land a ball in Chevalier Montrachet with a well struck drive if situated on the vineyard southerly limits. To the North East border is the 1er Cru of Champ Gain in Puligny.
Soil here is seriously calcareous. The name teeth of the dog derives from the jagged white rocks found across the vineyard resembling teeth. South to South East exposition with a range of age, the majority being post war plantings in 1946 followed by 1964, 1972, 1990 and
finally 1997. Domaine Larue own an area totalling 1.12 hectares.
Pressed, settled then moved to barrel by gravity. 100% barrel fermented, of which 20% is new oak. 12 months elevage on fine lees then then the parcels blended and left in tank a further 6 months before bottling.