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Gerard Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre 2019

13.5% abv

Vol- 75cl

The Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre from Duplessis has a relatively exotic bouquet for this vineyard, with notes of fennel, almost menthol, emerging over time. The taste is super well balanced with fresh acidity, harmonious in the mouth with that hint of menthol that brightens up the aftertaste. This is one to put away for another 10 years and otherwise decant in its young years. A beauty but very scarce.

The winemaker of this family domain is Lilian Duplessis. The domain is beautifully situated on the serene banks of the river Serein in the heart of Chablis, adjacent to Domaine Billaud-Simon. The wines are grown biodynamically and with low intervention in the winery. Duplessis takes a slightly unorthodox approach to aging, with the premier and grand crus aged for a whopping six months in stainless steel for malolactic fermentation, followed by six months in oak barrels (up to 10% new) and then another six months back in stainless steel. In this way he ensures that the barrels are always full, because the previous harvest is always stored and transferred into a barrel just before the next harvest.

£40.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 8 remaining

Fifth generation family domaine created in 1895 overseen by Gerard’s son Lilian since the turn of the century. One of the very few organic estates in Chablis, Lilian he now only works in organic production, anxious to respond with precision and respect to the various pathologies that threaten the vine. Practices that not only do not harm the quality of the wines, but meet the growing demand from lovers of great Chablis. Depending on the vintage – 2018 for example – the addition of sulfur may be completely absent from vinification. Vinifications are carried out in stainless steel vats : each plot independently. The Chablis and the Vaugiraut will spend a total of 15 months there, while the Premiers Crus and the Grand Cru will stay there for 12 months before being racked and put in barrels for 6 months.

Alcoholic fermentation occurs naturally through the action of yeasts (known as indigenous because they are present on the berries).

Most of the vineyards are Premier Cru – the likes of Vaugiraut, Vaillons, Fourchaume, Montee de Tonnerre, Montmains, Mont de Milieu) and one Grand Cru (Les Clos). All vineyards used for village, Premier Cru, and Grand Cru wines are Kimmeridgian limestone, with the Petit Chablis on Portlandian limestone.

Reference #:
13.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

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A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

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