EP 410 Psssst, I Got A Secret

Gary Vaynerchuk tells you about an area that’s producing some of the most interesting wines in the world.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Langoureau St Aubin 1er Cru En RemillySt. Aubin Blanc
2005 Vincent Girardin Murgers Des Dents De Chien St AubinSt. Aubin Blanc
2005 Hubert Lamy St. Aubin Clos ChatenniereSt. Aubin Blanc

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Tags: France, review, St Aubin, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • ERP

    Nothing wrong with European cellars and Eric Sollman… I too have happened to find that his wines match well with pallet. compared to many other importers I would say he ranks in the top tier. At least its better then selecting a wine based on the brightly colored animal on the label….

  • ERP

    Nothing wrong with European cellars and Eric Sollman… I too have happened to find that his wines match well with pallet. compared to many other importers I would say he ranks in the top tier. At least its better then selecting a wine based on the brightly colored animal on the label….

  • Ben Janssen South Australia

    Gary I know this is your 5th or 6th episode but please make sure your buttons are done up. Your letting yourself go mate!

  • Ben Janssen South Australia

    Gary I know this is your 5th or 6th episode but please make sure your buttons are done up. Your letting yourself go mate!

  • dave from Osaka (thunderball)

    It’s too damn cold outside at the moment to be drinkng whites! 🙂 This spring though I promise…

  • dave from Osaka (thunderball)

    It’s too damn cold outside at the moment to be drinkng whites! 🙂 This spring though I promise…

  • winenerd

    Nice show Gary, but what´s itching?

  • winenerd

    Nice show Gary, but what´s itching?

  • YoungDave

    Thanks for the Vaynertip, tough guy.

    QOTD: The price… but considering the price point of white Burgundies surrounding this region, St Aubin seems like a no-brainer. Gracias.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the Vaynertip, tough guy.

    QOTD: The price… but considering the price point of white Burgundies surrounding this region, St Aubin seems like a no-brainer. Gracias.

  • Nice episode. I’m starting my Italian wines study. A rest from Bordeaux for me.

    Wooo..Dinner time. Nice.:)

  • Nice episode. I’m starting my Italian wines study. A rest from Bordeaux for me.

    Wooo..Dinner time. Nice.:)

  • BobbyTiger

    QOTD- 25 to 50 bones. Also, except for an occasional Torrentes, I don’t drink a lot of whites, particularly when it’s 25 degrees outside. Nice show. I like the 15-20 minute time slots you are using.

  • BobbyTiger

    QOTD- 25 to 50 bones. Also, except for an occasional Torrentes, I don’t drink a lot of whites, particularly when it’s 25 degrees outside. Nice show. I like the 15-20 minute time slots you are using.

  • Lindsey

    GV, your shirt button shenanigans were cracking me up today. First the half-tuck and now only buttoning 2 shirt buttons… you are so avant garde!

    QOTD: I do not roll P. Diddy style and am not huge on the chards. I did try an Alsacian gewürtztraminer on V-day though!

  • Lindsey

    GV, your shirt button shenanigans were cracking me up today. First the half-tuck and now only buttoning 2 shirt buttons… you are so avant garde!

    QOTD: I do not roll P. Diddy style and am not huge on the chards. I did try an Alsacian gewürtztraminer on V-day though!

  • Mike Griffin

    QOTD: The only thing holding me back would be the price point.

  • Mike Griffin

    QOTD: The only thing holding me back would be the price point.

  • Blake

    QOTD: I can’t say I’ve ever seen it in my local stores. It will definitely be something I will keep my eye open for though. Great episode GV, but your shirt was getting out of control!

  • Blake

    QOTD: I can’t say I’ve ever seen it in my local stores. It will definitely be something I will keep my eye open for though. Great episode GV, but your shirt was getting out of control!

  • italianwinelover

    OOTD: Never tried it, probably because of the price…budgets sometimes don’t always work.

    Love the shorter format…sweet and to the point!!!

    Thanks for sharing your secret!

  • italianwinelover

    OOTD: Never tried it, probably because of the price…budgets sometimes don’t always work.

    Love the shorter format…sweet and to the point!!!

    Thanks for sharing your secret!

  • glenn

    got turned onto St Aubin a few years ago down in LA. somme told us these wines do not shrink from the big name White Burgs and while they may not be as profound as their big name neighbors they are @ least fiscally approachable in a restaurant.

    great region and solid show.

    you have a rash today?

  • glenn

    got turned onto St Aubin a few years ago down in LA. somme told us these wines do not shrink from the big name White Burgs and while they may not be as profound as their big name neighbors they are @ least fiscally approachable in a restaurant.

    great region and solid show.

    you have a rash today?

  • Hey Gary, did you get oak poisoning?
    I am not a fan of chardonnay, but then I have only had Cali Chards. I know white burgundy is supposed to be an entirely different venture, this show was great motivation to pick some up and taste.

  • Hey Gary, did you get oak poisoning?
    I am not a fan of chardonnay, but then I have only had Cali Chards. I know white burgundy is supposed to be an entirely different venture, this show was great motivation to pick some up and taste.

  • SaraMHCRU

    I’d love to try some. Maybe next time I have a little surplus in the wine budget.

  • SaraMHCRU

    I’d love to try some. Maybe next time I have a little surplus in the wine budget.

  • Ryan D

    QotD: Wife doesn’t like white wine so it’s hard to justify purchasing one.

  • Bernie Bearnaise

    I’ll refer to this episode as the pajama show. It felt like you just woke up from a nappy nap and Mott started rolling…Content wise this show was short and full of secret information.

    Burgundy and Bordeaux are my traditional haunts and St. Aubin is a good place to find value. At one point I was a Beverage manager for a seafood restaurant and along with the Puligny-,Chassagne- and Batard-Montrachets we had the Meursault and Chablis covered. My value part of the list had St. Aubin, St. Veran, Montagny and Macon. I cannot forget mentioning Pouilly-Fuisse but that is pricier. Corton-Charlamagne didn’t make it to my list as it was difficult to get and very pricey. The three most important factors in Burgundy are terroir, terroir, terroir. Veins of chalky marl occur in the soils of the best vinyards and add a minerality and complexity. For those who sadly think “anything but chardonnay” these wines would be a revelation.

    There also are value villages for reds in the Cotes de Nuits at the Northern end of the Cote D’or. This would be an excellent counterpart episode to the St. Aubin Pajama Party.

    BB

  • Ryan D

    QotD: Wife doesn’t like white wine so it’s hard to justify purchasing one.

  • Bernie Bearnaise

    I’ll refer to this episode as the pajama show. It felt like you just woke up from a nappy nap and Mott started rolling…Content wise this show was short and full of secret information.

    Burgundy and Bordeaux are my traditional haunts and St. Aubin is a good place to find value. At one point I was a Beverage manager for a seafood restaurant and along with the Puligny-,Chassagne- and Batard-Montrachets we had the Meursault and Chablis covered. My value part of the list had St. Aubin, St. Veran, Montagny and Macon. I cannot forget mentioning Pouilly-Fuisse but that is pricier. Corton-Charlamagne didn’t make it to my list as it was difficult to get and very pricey. The three most important factors in Burgundy are terroir, terroir, terroir. Veins of chalky marl occur in the soils of the best vinyards and add a minerality and complexity. For those who sadly think “anything but chardonnay” these wines would be a revelation.

    There also are value villages for reds in the Cotes de Nuits at the Northern end of the Cote D’or. This would be an excellent counterpart episode to the St. Aubin Pajama Party.

    BB

  • QOTD….Haven’t tried many white burgs…let alone any St. Aubins….what’s holding me back? Rieslings and $$$

    great show today – thanks for sharing the secrets…

  • QOTD….Haven’t tried many white burgs…let alone any St. Aubins….what’s holding me back? Rieslings and $$$

    great show today – thanks for sharing the secrets…

  • Ted

    First time posting a comment – been watching for over a year. Great service to the wine community – I’ve told roughly 80 ppl about you – it’s like a little cult…. White Burgs changed my entire perspective on Chard. It’s another world…totally different character. I just had Giradin’s Grand Cru Corton – Quintessence…wow…pricey…but better than any $100 Calif Chard.

  • Ted

    First time posting a comment – been watching for over a year. Great service to the wine community – I’ve told roughly 80 ppl about you – it’s like a little cult…. White Burgs changed my entire perspective on Chard. It’s another world…totally different character. I just had Giradin’s Grand Cru Corton – Quintessence…wow…pricey…but better than any $100 Calif Chard.

  • Anonymous

    Gary, starting a new trend with the 3rd button unbuttoned??

    QOTD: I have tried white burgundies and know the St. Aubin region, but can’t remember having one from there. Not terribly excited to rush out and buy one. I enjoy some of the less expensive Sancerre’s and Vouvrays as a first choice.

  • Donna Marie

    Gary, starting a new trend with the 3rd button unbuttoned??

    QOTD: I have tried white burgundies and know the St. Aubin region, but can’t remember having one from there. Not terribly excited to rush out and buy one. I enjoy some of the less expensive Sancerre’s and Vouvrays as a first choice.

  • Mark

    GOOD SHOW..WILL DEF TRY A ST AUBIN..QUESTION OF THE DAY. why do you keep scratching your left shoulder ??

  • Mark

    GOOD SHOW..WILL DEF TRY A ST AUBIN..QUESTION OF THE DAY. why do you keep scratching your left shoulder ??

  • stewart l

    I have not had one of these wines. I’m not a chardonnay fan and white burgundies are pretty pricey. But, I would consider trying the mod priced one.

  • stewart l

    I have not had one of these wines. I’m not a chardonnay fan and white burgundies are pretty pricey. But, I would consider trying the mod priced one.

  • Karl B

    Hi Gary,

    I got turned onto St. Aubin by Burgundy Wine Company in NYC a couple of years back and love the QPR aspect of these wines. Curiously, last Friday I was in Wine Library and picked one of each of the first two wines that you tried in this episode.

    I like St. Aubin because they are cleaner/purer tasting than their brethren from Burgundy so one can appreciate the subtle flavors, and they are a lot less expensive. I don’t think that a high end St. Aubin will stand up to a high end Puligny Montrachet, but with the money that you have left over you can buy dinner for yourself and your date.

    Great wines for the money, and darn good wines in their own right.

    See you soon,
    Karl B.

  • Karl B

    Hi Gary,

    I got turned onto St. Aubin by Burgundy Wine Company in NYC a couple of years back and love the QPR aspect of these wines. Curiously, last Friday I was in Wine Library and picked one of each of the first two wines that you tried in this episode.

    I like St. Aubin because they are cleaner/purer tasting than their brethren from Burgundy so one can appreciate the subtle flavors, and they are a lot less expensive. I don’t think that a high end St. Aubin will stand up to a high end Puligny Montrachet, but with the money that you have left over you can buy dinner for yourself and your date.

    Great wines for the money, and darn good wines in their own right.

    See you soon,
    Karl B.

  • Joe F

    I have drank St. Aubin wines in the past, in particular the pinot noirs from Vincent Girardin, and have found them both excellent to taste and a great value. i have not, however, tasted the whites from the region or from the maker. I will definitely do so now.

    thanks for the eye-opener

  • Joe F

    I have drank St. Aubin wines in the past, in particular the pinot noirs from Vincent Girardin, and have found them both excellent to taste and a great value. i have not, however, tasted the whites from the region or from the maker. I will definitely do so now.

    thanks for the eye-opener

  • Donna Watson

    Uh, what was the question? I was a little distracted by your shirt being unbuttoned.

  • Donna Watson

    Uh, what was the question? I was a little distracted by your shirt being unbuttoned.

  • QOTD…. haven’t tried the St. Aubin. Looks to be a bit out of my price point.

  • QOTD…. haven’t tried the St. Aubin. Looks to be a bit out of my price point.

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