Chablis Cuvée Elégance

Chablis elegance

Appellation: Chablis Vieilles Vignes

Vintage: 2015

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay

 Contenance: 75cl, 375cl

 

 HISTORY

The true origins of Chablis go back to Roman Times. Vines flourished here in the 3rd century. The Serein river, which played an  important role in regulating the climate, also allowed wines from Chablis to be transported to Auxerre and Paris. From the capital, they were shipped aborad, to Flanders and England in particular.

However, the vineyards owe their real blossoming to the Cistercian movement as the Abbey of Pontigny was just nearby. Phylloxera ravaged the vineyards in the late 19th century, which explains the recent planting of the Chardonnay grape variety. Since 1970, the vineyards have been undergoing spectacular expansion as mixed farming is being abandoned in favour of viticulture. The vines are also resisting spring frosts more effectively.

VINES

Chablis appellation stretches across 5,000 hectares, of which only 3,160 divided among 19 communes, are planted with vines. They grow on slopes in the arable and sufficiently thick layers of soil along the perimeter of the Chablis Premier Cru and Grand Cru appellations.

This old vine of 60 years old is situated on the village of Beines with a South-West exposure to the sun.

TERROIR

Kimmeridgian marl slopes.

VINIFICATION

Alcoholic fermentation using selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature to preserve a maximum of fruit, during 1 or 2 weeks. Malolactiv fermentation in December, ageing on lees with frequent pumping-over to lend richness.

TASTING

Very nice gold in the colour highlighted by the white bottle. Round and full-bodied in the mouth, notes of dried fruits and grapefruit. To drink one or two years after bottling and to keep 5 to 8 years.

ACCOMPANYING

Serve as an aperitif or with seafood, scallop, fish, snails or cheese.

To drink one or two years after the bottling, and to keep 5 to 8 years.

Température de service : 12-14°C.

 

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