Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Limestone
Site : Chablis is in the Northern part of the Burgundy region. The "Premier Cru Montmains" is located South of the Commune of Chablis and is one of the more famous Premier Crus. Two particularly well-situated plots have been selected for the blend.
The Vintage 2013 : After a long winter and a gloomy spring, the summer was warm and sunny but with intervals of violent hail storms. The harvest took place in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The difficult weather conditions at the beginning of the year and the hail storms have considerably impacted the yields in most of the wine regions but quality is there. The white wines are tense with citrus fruit aromas and a well-shaped acidity. Partial aging in oak casks (demi-muids) during 8 months.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Very fresh aromas of lemon and white fruit. Delicate vanilla note. Beautiful mineral expression. Taut and linear. Sappy with a well-crafted acidity. Refreshing aftertaste with a lingering minerality.
Food pairing : Pâté, seascallop, turbot, poularde in a creamy sauce as well as many goat cheeses.