Chablis Premier cru Montée de Tonnerre 2013 - Wine

Grape Variety :

Chardonnay

Vineyard

Site: "Montée de Tonnerre" is located south-east of the Grand Cru area.
History & tradition: in the sixties, when the Chablis vineyards were all but abandoned, Robert Drouhin recognized the potential of this region which had been ravaged by the phylloxera disease a century before. He was one of the first Burgundy owners who set about revitalizing the area.  
Soil: the Kimmeridgian limestone contains millions of tiny marine fossils embedded in a kind of whitish mortar which may have been once the bottom of the sea...hundreds of million years ago. This marine origin gives the wines of Chablis their unique flavour.

Viticulture

Plantation density: 6 250 stocks/ha.
Pruning: double Guyot "Vallée de la Marne" (for its resistance to frost).
Yield: we aim for a lower yield in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.

Vinification

Supply: grapes and musts purchased from supply partners.
Very slow pressing so as to respect fruit.

Ageing

Type: stainless steel tank
Length: 7-8 months

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"Powerful and mineral wine, typical of Chablis. Brilliant yellow colour. The aromas are reminiscent of citrus as well as asparagus or artichoke. Clear-cut impression on the palate. Elegant and complex flavours. Nice balance between texture, fruitiness and mineral sensations".

Vintage

The wines reveal a good structure with ripe aromas but also a nice acidity level. They combine minerality and fruit. 2013 is a classic and harmonious vintage.

Serving

Temperature: 13°C (53°F).
Cellaring: 3 to 8 years.


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