Sisters Nathalie and Isabelle have taken over their family estate in the small town of Chichée, just south of Chablis. Slowly they have grown their grandfather's 2 hectares of vineyard into 9.5 hectares, all while transitioning to organic farming, strengthening their vines and creating biodiversity in their plots. Through Chardonnay they are able to express the beauty of the limestone rich terroir and two Premier Cru sites, including this wine from Vaugiraut.
This vintage was reduced to a quarter of a typical harvest due to spring frosts. As a result the 2021 vintage is highly concentrated, but has maintained the freshness that is typical for the domain. The wine has an elegant nose and a generous palate that is in perfect balance. Round citrus aromas along with notes of beeswax backed by limestone, sea coast minerality and light white florals. The palate is dynamic with juicy lemon and silken melon flavours, bright minerality and acidity.
Region: Chichée, Chablis, France
Terroir: Premier Cru site that is from the right bank of La Serein with a South/South-East exposure. The 0.75 ha plot has extremely stony soils with limestone marls from Kimmeridgien. Age of vines is 55 years. Yield was 20hl/ha.
Viticulture and Winemaking:
Harvest began on September 22nd by machine and into the cellar for a quick pressing. Natural fermentations with ambient yeast in stainless steel before aging for one year on its lees. Light plate filtration before bottling.
12 x 750ml
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