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Chablis, Domaine Grand Roche 2018

Chablis, Domaine Grand Roche 2018
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Producer:  Domaine Grand Roche
Grape Varieties:  100% Chardonnay
Optimum Drinking:  Within 5 years
Wine Style:  A slightly richer style of Chablis
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  France

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Chablis, Domaine Grand Roche 2018

Fresh, bright aromas of citrus fruit and floral notes are elegantly enveloped in subtle, smoky mineral notes. Crisp on the palate, with refreshing, vibrant fruit and a dry, mouthwatering finish.

Producer Note

Saint Bris le Vineux is a small village in the north-west of Burgundy located 16 km from Chablis and eight kilometres from Auxerre. It is the most important municipality in the Auxerre wine region, but also one of the most historic as there are traces of wine production here, dating back to the 12th century. Although Chardonnay is renowned as the main white grape variety grown in Burgundy, uniquely St Bris is the only village in Burgundy where elegant and floral Sauvignon Blanc wines are produced. It is here, in Saint Bris Le Vineux, that in 1987 owner and winemaker Erick Lavallée established Domaine Grand Roche. The property comprises 22 hectares of vineyard spread between Chablis and Auxerre and produces a small quantity of Saint Bris as well as clean and fresh Chablis, blended from different parcels on the private estate for complexity and balance.

Vintage

2018 is being hailed as an excellent vintage in Burgundy, with Chablis being no exception. The summer saw a long, hot growing period which ensured the vineyards remained healthy. The fruit is concentrated in varietal characteristics with excellent fruit typicity. Domaine Grand Roche harvested exceptional yield, despite the lack of rain during the summer. 

Vineyard

Chablis is internationally renowned for the combination of the Chardonnay grape and the Kimmeridgian soils in which they are cultivated. These estate vineyards are no exception, the limestone soils help to impart the notorious mineral characteristics to the final wine. The vineyard is managed according to sustainable growing practices, which are observed and supported at each stage of the vine's growth. These techniques limit the risk of pollution and allow for the preservation of the soil and terroir.

Winemaking

The grapes were destemmed and gently pressed in a pneumatic press, which delicately extracted the juice without the herbaceous aromas of the stalks. After settling, the fermentation started spontaneously with indigenous yeasts. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 16 to 18°C. These techniques guarantee the typical expression of the terroir and natural aromas of the Chardonnay variety. Following racking, the wine was rested on its fine lees for a minimum of six months prior to being bottled.

Serving Suggestion

Served chilled as a stylish apéritif or as the perfect accompaniment to steamed mussels, sautéed wild mushrooms, or fresh goat's cheese.

Grape

Chardonnay 100%


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