2009 Chablis 1er Cru les Vaillons Lupé Cholet

Chablis 1er Cru les Vaillons Lupé Cholet
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This Chablis les Vaillons has a pretty green-gold color, shiny and quite full. On the nose, it is fresh with elegant fruit, a "marly" minerality and small white fruits. On the palate, its structure is voluminous and full with a beautiful substance and a discreet woodiness.Served at 10 to 12°C, it will accompany seafood. With more age, it will go well with poultry and veal in sauces, with dishes based on truffles and mushrooms, with local cheeses.Aging potential between 12 and 15 years and maybe more

chablis 1er cru les Vaillons

The vineyard of les Vaillons is situated on the right bank of the Serein river, on the territory of Chablis town. The vines are planted on a clay-rich limestone soil on the Kimmeridgian strata of the Upper Jurassic. The very hard, sometimes ocher colored marls are rich with the fossil Exogira Virgula. The wines are on medium slopes (20 to 25%) and exposed South.

Grape variety 100% Chardonnay.

Manual harvest, pneumatic press, then mixed vinification (according to years, 30 to 60% in 228 liters oak casks of 1 to 10 years' age, the reminder in thermoregulated stainless steel vats). Previously, vinification was 100% in thermoregulated stainless steel vats.
Maturation The two parts are matured separately for 6 to 8 months on lees, then blended prior to bottling after 1 year's maturation.