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Producer: Domaine Jean GoulleyGrape Varieties: 100% ChardonnayOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Crisp clean white with mineral finishAlcohol by Volume: 12%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
A refreshing and clean Petit Chablis with lemony notes on the crisp, mineral and dry palate, through to a mouthwatering finish. This is made in a fuller style with longer ageing on the lees to give weight... nothing 'Petit' about this wine!
Domaine Jean Goulley was formed in 1986 by Jean Goulley and is now run by his son Philippe. The family own 4.5 hectares in the Premier Cru districts which are the heart and soul of the domaine. They own approximately 18 hectares in total and produce around 11,000 cases a year. In 1991 the domaine became one of the very first certified organic producers in Chablis. All of the vineyards are farmed organically and the wines are produced with restricted use of sulphur. Philippe believes the organic farming methods permit an expressive and sustainable soil. Their wines are mineral, pure and lively.
2017 was characterised by the significant spring frost which greatly affected Chablis and resulted in very small production as a result of low yields. The fruit that remained was of very high quality and resulted in a classic vintage, balanced wines with great typicity.
Philippe Goulley believes in the ethos of organic farming along with that of minimal intervention; all of his vineyards are farmed organically. The double Guyot trained vines are between 25 to 30 years old and are grown in Kimmeridgian soils, which are rich in clay and limestone with fossilised seashells. There is also the presence of Cailloux, large pebbles which help to promote ripening by absorbing the heat of the day and then radiating it at night. The vines are planted to a density of 5,700 vines per hectare and yields are kept to a maximum of 60 hectolitres per hectare. Philippe believes in highlighting terroir and he produces his wines in an unoaked style, allowing them to reveal the purity, minerality and vitality of the soil.
The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity and were fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats using organic principles and natural yeasts. The wine was left on its lees to impart more texture and body. Made in an unoaked style, to retain the purity of fruit and to let the characteristics of the terroir shine through. A restricted use of sulphur was used during the vinification and the wine was lightly filtered, prior to bottling.
Best served chilled , particularly suitable as an apéritif and with fish and seafood.
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