Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : Chablis is in the Northern part of the Burgundy region. The "Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre" is located North East of the village of Chablis in the vicinity of the Grands Crus. A particularly well-situated plot has been selected for this wine which ranks among the best Premiers Crus of Chablis.
The Vintage 2007 : After a very warm spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery with regular batonnage (stirring of the lees in the barrel) have produced very pure white wines, well-balanced with fantastic acidity. Aging in demi-muids cask during 10 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Rich floral fragrances mixed with white pear and vanilla enhanced by a mineral note. Well-crafted and well-structured. Tight texture. Delicate oak note and well-shaped minerality. Long and refreshing finish.
Food pairing : Pâté, lobsters and poultry as well as many goat cheeses.