About This Wine
These vines are situated in the heart of the historic vineyard. The varying soil dates back to the Kimmeridgian period, with relatively deep clay loam, containing marl and oyster fossils. Quite rich in limestone. 100% Chardonnay with an average vine age of more than 35 years. The wines are vinified via a long fermentation using natural yeast, in temperature-regulated tanks, then undergo spontaneous malolactic fermentation. They are blended in tanks at the end of vinification before being left to mature on fine lees, only in stainless steel tanks, with as little manipulation as possible for at least six to eight months.
The wine should be aired or carafed before tasting. It will reveal notes of white fruit such as peach, with a mineral structure. In the mouth, a stony sensation complements this pure, rounded wine.
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Wines of Chablis
Arguably the most uniquely tasting Chardonnay in the world, most people are blown away to discover this special type of Chardonnay for the first time. The cool climate region produces wines with more acidity and less fruit flavours, but a unique flinty note derived from the soils.
Although considered a part of the Burgundy wine region, Chablis is closer in distance to Champagne which it shares an exceedingly rare and unique soil with. Kimmeridgian soil is not found anywhere else in the world except in southern England, Champagne and Chablis. A 180-million-year-old geologic formation of decomposed clay and limestone, containing tiny fossilized oyster shells, this soil type produces wines full of minerality, salinity, intensity, and finesse.
In Chablis they use a similar ranking system to that of Burgundy. From Grand Crus at the top, to Premier Crus, to Chablis and Petit Chablis at the bottom.
World Wine – Straight-forward and quite focused, the lively 2015 Louis Michel & Fils Chablis exemplifies what this beautiful Chardonnay region is all about—fresh fruit purity. This wine offer of tart apples and frisky minerality pair it well with clams in linguine.