CHABLIS, vieille vigne
The grape grows in a vineyard of 1 hectare under the appellation Chablis, which is 50 years of age and extremely well exposed to the sun. The winemaking of this vintage highlights the full character of the terroir. 25% of this wine is fermented and aged in oak barrels with regular "batonnage" over 12 months. The remaining 75% is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees over the same time period.
The final blend offers a rich, full-bodied wine whose delicate bouquet occasionally denotes hints of honeysuckle. This wine can be kept for 3 to 4 years before drinking. Ideal with fish and grilled poultry.
(Allen Meadows 89-90) 2019 Chablis Vieilles Vignes:(from45+yearold vines that see 20% oak but no newwood). Soft wood sets off slightly riper and ever-so-mildly exotic aromas of both white and yellow orchard fruit that manage to retain reasonably good typicity. The exceptionally rich flavors brim with both minerality and sappy dry extract, all wrapped in a youthfully austere and borderline bone-dry finale. This is sufficiently structured that it should reward at least 5 years of bottle ageing. (88-90)/2024+