Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Les clos

Appellation: Chablis Grand Cru

Place name: LES CLOS

Vintage: 2013

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay

Capacity: 75cl, magnum and more

 

HISTORY

Since 1938, 111 hectares of vineyards stretching across the right bank of the Serein River in a crescent shape have been entitled to produce wine bearing the Chablis Grand Cru appellation. These vineyards enjoy optimum south/south-western exposure to the sun. Seven "climats" or single vineyards have contributed to the worldwide fame of the great white wines of Chablis:  Bougros, Preuses, Vaudésir, Grenouilles, Valmur, Les Clos et Blanchot.

 

VINES

A surface area of 24.75 hectares for Les Clos is the largest of the seven prestigious Grands Crus.

 

TERROIR

A regular 200-metres South-West facing slope. Grey rendzinas overlie Kimmeridgian marl slope. The soil is heavy and strewn with small fossilized oysters know as Exogyra Virgula.

VINIFICATION

Alcoholic fermentation in fine-grained barrels during 1 or 2 weeks. Ageing on full lees during 22 months with regular strirring and pumping-over of the must to lend richness.

 

TASTING

With its beautiful gold color, the wine is bold, full and mineral. Round and rich, the oak gives some buttered notes and a good length.

The wine's firm structure ensures good potential.

ACCOMPANYING

Serve with all delicate meals such as fish prepared with light sauces, scallop shell, fish and hen breast, grilled white meats.

To drink 3 to 4 years after the bottling, and to keep 8 to 12 years.

Serving temperature : 14°C.

 

FT GB Les ClosLoad the technical sheet.pdf (284.93 Ko)