Domaine Michaut Freres, Chablis, Burgundy, France, 2020
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".
The Chablis vines are grown on exposed on slopes facing northwards planted on clay/chalk soil from the Kimmeridgian period, working the vines and certified HVE.
The grapes are pressed pneumatically straight after harvest and settled by gravity for 24 hours in stainless steel vats, then racked to obtain the clear juice. The alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel for 15 days at 21º C, followed by Malolcatic fermentation, again in stainless steel for 5 weeks at 20º C. About 10% of the wine is aged in mostly old oak barrels for 6 months.
Type: 228L French Oak
% wine oaked: 10
% new oak: 20
This is a classic and classy Chablis, showcasing the mineral terroir beautifully with notes of flint stone and fleshy fruits lingering on the palate.
A wine that goes well with Burgundy snails, Chablis sausage and seafood.
6 x 75cl