VARIETY : SOIL : SURFACE : VINIFICATION : PRODUCTION : Chardonnay (planted between 1960 and 2013) From 5 700 to 9 000 grape-plants / Ha. The main substrate is Jurassic limestone (specifically, Kimméridgian limestone) 32 hectares are planted all around the village of Fontenay-près-Chablis. Vinification and ageing on fine lees during 10 months in air-conditionned stainless steel tanks. Measured filtration (depending of wine balance). Bottling and storage in air-conditioned cellar before shipping. 120 000 Btles
Our CHABLIS come from parcels situated beside the village of FONTENAY-Près-CHABLIS, at the very heart of Chablis’ vineyards.
On high plains or steep hills, all our Chablis grow on stony soils (Kimmeridgien Limestone) which allow a moderate production. Most of our vineyards are between 15 and 25 years old. Some parcels were planted by Gilles’ great grandfather, Marcel, around 1950/1960.
Our Chablis are fresh and fruity (white flesh fruits, like peach and pear, with citrus notes), and already showing good minerality.
Pleasant with an aperitif, they make a good marriage with oysters, shell fish and grilled fish, but also with traditional Burgundy recipes such as “jambom persillé” (ham with parsley).
Always aiming to improve the quality of our grapes to strive for perfection, we have made the choice of an organic approach for a part of our estate, especially the Grands Crus and Premiers Crus. They are cultivated without insecticide or miticide, but with organic means of control (sexual confusion, let go of thyphlodromes, etc). We still use some herbicides, but always in reduced quantity. The great location of our lots allows both natural maturity and early harvests with controlled yields.
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