Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 750ml

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Beautifully refined and poised, this is a classy Chablis displaying white peach, citrus, dill and a hint of flinty notes on the nose. The palate is focused and tightly structured with lovely mid palate weight, leading to a beautifully long, linear finish. Great value compare to wines from Cote de Beaune.

GRAPE VARIETY : Chardonnay.

Site: this is the northernmost vineyard in the Joseph Drouhin Chablis Domaine. It is one of the seven Premier
Crus due to its excellent exposure and Kimmeridgian soil concentration, giving it the easily recognizable
character of Chablis.
History & tradition: in the sixties, when the Chablis vineyards were all but abandoned, Robert Drouhin
recognized the potential of this region which had been ravaged by the phylloxera disease a century before. He
was one of the first Burgundy propria©taires who set about revitalizing the area.
Soil: the Kimmeridgian limestone contains millions of tiny marine fossils embedded in a kind of whitish mortar
which may have been once the bottom of the sea...hundreds of million years ago. This marine origin gives the
wines of Chablis their unique flavour.
Drouhin estate: 1,78 ha. (4.45 acres).
Average age of the vines: 28 years.

Biological cultivation since 1990 and biodynamic cultivation since 1999.
Soil maintenance: age-old methods. Ploughing: "buttage" (hilling up around the vine-stocks) in autumn; "da©buttage" (ploughing back in spring); work between the rows and the vine stocks done with manual tools
Treatment: only authorized products for biological cultivation are used - infusions and macerations of plant
materials, sulfur and copper, powdered rock. Natural predators are not eliminated.
Plantation density: 8,000 to 10,000 stocks/ha.
Pruning: double Guyot "Valla©e de la Marne" (for its resistance to frost).
Yield: we aim for a lower yield, such as it existed before the new law. This yield is therefore the present
maximum yield minus 20%.
Average yield at the Domaine: 57.67hl/ha (the yield currently authorized for the appellation is now 58hl/ha).

Harvesting: by hand.
Pressing: very slow so as to respect the fruit. Juices from the last pressings are not retained.

Type: stainless steel tank
Length: 7-8 months.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is
completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the
true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

"A fresh and straightforward wine, typical of Chablis. Clear, straw-yellow colour, with green reflections. The
complex and mineral nose reveals flavours of citrus and white flowers. Clear-cut impression on the palate. Nice
balance between texture and mineral sensations; a wide palette of aromas: citrus, vegetal notes such as
asparagus or artichoke; even hints of a marine environment...".

The Chablis wines display a beautiful pale golden colour. The nose is fresh, vivid and mineral with hints of lime,
mint and acacia.Elegant wines, typical of their terroirs.Chablis Montmains 2011 Premier Cru

Temperature: 13°C (53°F).
Cellaring: 3 to 8 years.

Description: Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 750ml
Code: DV1MPREM11
Region: Chablis
Vintage: 2011
Bottle Size: 750ml
Bottle closure: Cork