Petit Chablis 2012 - Wine

Grape Variety :

Chardonnay

Vineyard

Site: this is the northernmost region of Burgundy, located in a dramatic circle of hills where vines have been planted for hundreds of years
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 propriétaires 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: in vats.
Length: 7 to 8 months.

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"A dry and fruity wine, easy to drink. Very fresh aromas reminiscent of citrus (lemon or grapefruit). On the palate, dry and fruity, with mineral notes."

Vintage

Good evolution. They still show a nice balance. The aromas are now mingling with briny flavours and notes of white honey.

Serving

Temperature: 11°C (51-52°F).
Cellaring: 1 to 3 years.


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