Domaine Gerard Duplessis - 2019 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

2019 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Chablis, France
Volume
750ml

Pale in colour and fresh on the nose, a little stiff in the joints but will open up, as these 1er cru wines are wont to do. All of the minerals that Chablis is known for, like a big shiny necklace dug up from the Kimmeridgian soil. A very special, contemplative wine, and Lilian says it is his favourite. Comes from the biggest parcel of the Domaine, across 2 parcels both over 80 years old. One parcel on the border between Montmains & Foret and then the second one in Foret – both straddle ...Read More...

Pale in colour and fresh on the nose, a little stiff in the joints but will open up, as these 1er cru wines are wont to do. All of the minerals that Chablis is known for, like a big shiny necklace dug up from the Kimmeridgian soil. A very special, contemplative wine, and Lilian says it is his favourite. Comes from the biggest parcel of the Domaine, across 2 parcels both over 80 years old. One parcel on the border between Montmains & Foret and then the second one in Foret – both straddle the line but he bottles both together as 1er Cru Montmains.

A family run cellar in Chablis, since 1895, today managed by Lilian Duplessis. Located in the heart of Chablis it has 9 ha divided on 8 different appellations, a lot of which are 1er cru. Every vineyard has worked in accordance with organic farming since 2007 and achieved certification in 2013, but he now farms biodynamically. Incredibly difficult to maintain in the hazardous and slowly warming Chablis, but ultimately worth it - they are wines worth collecting. Lilian maintains that the old vines and their integrity, alongside his skill, maintain a freshness, litheness and quite simply gorgeousness (is that lame? We don’t mind) about them. 

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