Domaine Michaut Freres, Chablis 1er Cru Vau-ligneau, Burgundy, France, 2016
Chablis has experienced more than its fair share of bad luck in the last few years with tiny harvests resulting in soaring prices. So we are pleased to have Bernard Michaut on board providing his stunning , fresh vibrant Chablis. The winery is located in Biene close to Chablis, built on the classic soil of the region, kimmeridgien, underpining the 60 hectares of vineyards. These wines show great typicity, steely acidity, plenty of fruit with that unmistakeable note of flinty "terroir".
Vines are located on very steep south-facing slopes on kimmeridgian soils.
For the Chablis the alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel for 15 days at 21º C, followed by Malolactic fermentation, again in stainless steel for 5 weeks at 20º C. The 1er Cru undergoes an alcoholic fermentation in oak barrels for about 15 days and a malolactic fermentation for 5 weeks at 20º C, again in oak barrel. Cold stabilised then filtered before bottling.
Time: 11 Months; Type: French Oak; % oaked: 40; % new oak: None;
A vivid yellow with a hint of green. An expressive nose of white flowers, acacia and a round palate, expressive, slightly unctuous with a fine mineral return, yet subtle, with incredible finesse and a long flinty finish.
Salmon, Foie gras, Scallops