Alcohol : 13%
Grape(s) : Chardonnay
Localisation : Chablis, Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes : Roast hazelnut, slight smoke and toasty richness fill this wine's nose right away. The palate is also full of smoky, resonant richness that for now blankets the gentle, lemony texture and freshness of the concentrated midpalate and smooth texture. This wine needs time but will always have that oaky bent. Drink by 2040.
Food Pairing : Pork, Rich fish (Tuna, Salmon), Shellfish, Mild and soft cheeses
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.