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Chablis 2013

Producer Information

This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.

Vineyards

Chablis’ vineyards stretch out across 19 villages along the Serein valley. Chablis, the ‘Golden Gateway to Burgundy’ devotes itself to producing a crystalline, perfumed, lively and sophisticated wine, whose name has become almost synonymous with ‘fine dry white wine’ outside France.

Total Surface Area: 3,830ha
Soil: Limestone
Yield: 60hl/ha

Winemaking

The Faiveley producers provide us with high-quality musts which we vinify in our cellars in Nuits St Georges. They benefit from the same technical means and the same attention as our Côte d’Or wines.

The wine is then matured on its fine lees for 10 to 12 months, enabling it to acquire a certain suppleness and to make the aromas more complex.

Vintage Information

A cold Winter followed by a late Spring, with flowering around twenty days later than the recent trend. Temperatures began to rise in June and July was generally fine and dry with some hot days. Hail once again was an issue, a storm hitting on 23rd July. The whites have pure, well-defined fruit flavours, good ripeness and a classic mineral character with fine acidity.

Tasting Note

A brilliant pale yellow colour. The elegant nose has fruity scents. The attack is frank and bold. This balanced wine has the same array of mineral and citrus-fruit aromas on the palate as on the nose. The finish has good length.

Food Pairing

Fish Terrine, Seafood





Serving Suggestion

Serve at: 10-12°C. Cellaring Potential: 4 to 6 years

Chablis
100% Chardonnay
Cork

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