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Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre 2019

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CHABLIS 1er CRU Montée de Tonnerre

Chardonnay 100%

Situated on the right of the Grand Crus just after Les Clos and Blanchot, he has an excellent exposure South/South-East.
The soils are from the Upper Jurassic period (Kimmeridgean only for this plot). 
The wine is vinified on oak barrels of 1 to 5 wines with regular "batonnage". Doing so, we move the lees and enrich the wine without letting the woody aromas get the upper hand. After 12 months ageing, the wine is bottled with a light filtration. 
Round and powerful, this wine also shows flowery aromas, an great texture and a nice minerality on finish in the mouth. To serve around 13°C with poultry or fish for example

(Allen Meadows 90-93) 2019 Chablis “Montée de Tonnerre”:(from Chapelot).A decidedly smoky and attractively spicy nose features notes of dried apricot, sea breeze and white peach. The finer though equally rich middle weight flavors possess an opulent texture that coats the palate with dry extract that helps to buffer the slightly firmer acid spine shaping the bitter lemon-inflected finish. This too will need at least a few years of forbearance before it’s completely ready for prime time. (90-93)/2026+