Chablis ‘Le Bas de Chapelot’ 2018
‘Le Bas de Chapelot’ 2018 is a stunning Chablis from the region’s rising stars – Domaine Eleni & Edouard Vocoret.
Stoney, salty, acidic yet smooth. Notes of white peach, soft lemon zest, ripe pear and plenty of minerality. A very smooth feel and a bit of weight on the palate. Mineral rather than fruit-driven, with a round character and crisp acidity that offers precision and finesse. Wraps up in a long, refreshing lemon and steel finish.
100% Chardonnay sourced from 40-year-old vines in a 3.2 hectare plot just beneath the famous 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre. The soils here are a bit deeper as it used to be a riverbed. The quality of this spot as a ‘village wine’ is outstanding. The plot has a southeast exposition and deep soils of clay and limestone composition. The grapes are harvested by hand and then wild fermented in steel tanks. The wine then matures in 6–30 year old barriques for 12 months.
Top tip: Delicious to drink now, but has the quality to mature for up to 5 years from bottling.
The Chablis region is the northernmost wine district of Burgundy, France. The region’s cool climate produces wines with more acidity and flavours less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates. Subtly different in style than the rest of Burgundy wines, a touch more austere with a beautiful fresh minerality.
Interested in trying more Chablis? Check out Domaine Louis Michel & Fils Chablis 2018.
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