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Chablis “Les Clos” 2011

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: 26ha
Soil: Fossilerous Marls
Exposition: Steep Slopes oriented South South West
Yield: 54hl/ha

Winemaking

The producers Faiveley have selected provide us with high quality musts, which Faiveley vinify in the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges. They benefit from the same technical means and the same attention as the Côte d’Or wines. Part of the cuvée is then matured in oak barrels for 10-12 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The barrels, which come from high quality manufacturers, have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Vintage Information

After a dry winter, spring was also deficient in water, with higher temperatures than the “normal seasonal” at the beginning of the summer, the rains finally restored the water reserves in the soil. The vegetation could then grow in good conditions. In late August, just before harvest, high temperatures that lasted few days allowed grapes to complete their maturation in excellent conditions.

Tasting Note

A brilliant pale yellow colour. The nose has a beautiful array of mineral, floral and fruity notes.  After a bold attack, this wine is structured and vigorous on the palate. This Chablis Grand Cru is very concentrated and has good length.

Food Pairing

Fish Terrine, White Meats, Goat’s Cheese




Serving Suggestion

Serve at: 10°C. Cellaring Potential: 6 to 8 years

Chablis, Grand Cru
100% Chardonnay
Cork

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