Domaine Guy Robin Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2018


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Kevin M Vogt, 94 Points- “Bright, citrusy aromas, with liquid minerals and white flowers, immediately grab you in the nose. On approach, the palate has an amazing richness, with concentrated, penetrating flavors including stone fruits, key lime, and an incredibly focused center palate. The finish is mesmerizing, with an amazing balance of richness and freshness. This is certainly one of my favorite Chablis, each vintage.”

Winemaker Marie-Ange Robin represents the fourth generation of vine growers in the family. It was her father Guy who, parcel by parcel, purchased Chablis vineyards in the 1950s; yet it is Marie-Ange who has brought the winery to a level of greatness for which it was always destined. There are few other Chablis estates with such a rich collection of older-vine rootstock, and as a result, few other estates that deliver Chablis wines of such character and complexity. Some 80 percent of the family’s vines today—across five grand cru and four premier cru vineyards—are “vieilles vignes” or older vines.

BLEND: 100% Chardonnay

VINEYARDS: A selection of fruit from older-vine vineyards in the heart of Chablis. Plots face premier cru ‘Vaillons’ and are also located downslope from lieu-dit ‘Butteaux’ in premier cru ‘Montmains.’

AGE OF VINES: 40 years

WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Pressed immediately, with juice held in tank for 24 hours to settle naturally. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged also in tank. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of sauteed lemons, crushed oyster shells, lime zest, grass. Energetic, refined; pure citrus flavors.