Grape(s) : Chardonnay
Localization: Chablis, Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes: Expressive and full floral aromas precede a delightful flavored and intense dry wine where mineral characteristics abound.
Food Pairing: Drink as an aperitif and with salmon, asparagus, grilled vegetables and goat's cheese.
Notes: This is very traditional Chablis from a prestige 1er Cru vineyard, the ‘Mont de Milieu’. Fermentation and maturation is classically modern being coldly fermented to capture the purity of fruit. Maturation in tanks and avoiding any barrel aging, preserves the fresh steely flavors and unique influence of the chalky vineyard soils.
The Domain: Domaine Gautheron is situated in the village of Fleys, to the east of the town of Chablis and overlooked by the steep slopes of les Fourneaux. This estate of only 25 hectares has been in the Gautheron family for five generations. The domaine makes traditional Chablis, with fermentation and maturation avoiding wood to preserve the fresh steely flavours and unique influence of the chalky vineyard soils. The old vine cuvees exceed 65 years old and are partly matured in oak. Since 2009 a 0.4ha plot of organic vineyard has produced the cuvee Emeraude.