Alcohol : 13%
Grape(s) : Chardonnay
Localisation : Chablis, Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes : Aged on its lees in larger wooden uprights, this is all about texture and fruit intensity rather than oak. Sappy, fresh and intense, it's very much a Left Bank style with lovely focus and zip and leesy, waxy concentration.
Food Pairing : Drink as an aperitif and with Fish, asparagus, grilled vegetables and goats cheese.
95 points and Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast: “Cellar Selection: A rich skein of sweet buttercream lends volume and warmth to this sunny, citrusy Chablis. Sourced from some of Gautheron's oldest vines, it's a concentrated yet sharply cut white with a reverberating chalky finish. Delicious already, the wine should improve through 2035 and hold further. 95 points.” –Anna Lee C. Iijima, Wine Enthusiast, Mar 1, 2022
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.