Domaine de la Motte is a 25 hectare, family-run winery handed down from father to son since 1950. Now under the stewardship of Bernard Michaut, an ex-chef, who works with his son Adrien. Their winemaking is meticulous and the wines are benchmarks for the region. They are fastidious about producing concentrated, mineral and very precise wines which reflect the particular terroirs of Chablis, with vines on both Portlandian and Kimmeridgian soils. Motte's wines are regularly chosen for the Tastevinage label, a rigorous selection by the Confrérie des Chevaliers de Tastevin of wines they regard as offering the best of the region in terms of quality and style.
Domaine de la Motte Chablis 2019
Bernard Michaut’s winery is small but perfectly formed. Following a 1m euro investment 5 years ago the winery is now fulfilling their dreams of producing top-flight Chablis.
From a warmer vintage, this has full, ripe fruit yet still retains a proper mineral backbone with added depth from a small (around 10%) addition of oak-aged wine into the blend. Very typical of the Motte style, this gives richness and balance to the wine. A delicious, generous expression of classic chalky Chablis terroir.