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Domaine Michaut Freres, Chablis 1er Cru Vau-ligneau, Burgundy, France, 2016

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Technical Details

  • Blend: Chardonnay 100%

  • ABV: 12.5%

  • Closure: Technical cork

  • Colour: White

  • Style: Still wine

  • Suitable for Vegetarians: No

  • Suitable for Vegans: No

  • Organic: No

  • Biodynamic: No

Producer Profile

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".

Viticulture

Vines are located on very steep south-facing slopes on kimmeridgian soils.

Winemaking

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.

Oak Treatment

Time: 11 Months; Type: French Oak; % oaked: 40; % new oak: None;

Tasting Note

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.

Food Matching

Salmon, Foie gras, Scallops