Alcohol : 13%
Grape(s) : Chardonnay
Localisation : 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 goats cheese.
This is very traditional Chablis from a prestige 1er Cru vineyard, the ‘Mont de Milieu’. Fermentation and maturation is classically modern being cold fermented to capture the purity of fruit. Maturation in tanks and avoiding any barrell ageing, preserves the fresh steely flavors and unique influence of the chalky vineyard soils.
94 Points Wine Enthusiast : Yeast, ripe Mirabelle and juicy, golden lemon come together with juicy ripeness on this wine's inviting nose. The palate adds lovely texture to this roundness, offering pithiness edged by ripe lemon zestiness. It has concentration and restrained power. The energy of this wine needs to calm. Drink through 2040.
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.