Chablis Premier Cru Les Lys Domaine

Location
Chablis, France
Level
Premier Cru
Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Chablis
Domaine
Domaine
Domaine Surface
0.99 ha

Soils

Chalky clay, marl, and marly limestone from the Kimmeridgian era (the upper Jurassic geological period, 160-140 million years ago), rich in minerals and oyster fossils, giving the mineral character typical of the wines of Chablis.

Winemaking

Harvest: Manual

Vinification: Use of the principle of gravity so as to avoid all pumping, which could harm the quality of the wine. Brief (1.5 - 2 hours) pneumatic pressing to obtain a gentle separation of the solid and liquid parts of the grape. Very light static settling of the juice to preserve enough fine lees so that the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations can occur naturally. The must is run into French oak barrels (aged of 6 years in average) for 40 to 50% of the harvest. The remainder is vinified in small stainless steel vats.

Maturing: 13 to 14 months, of which 5 to 6 months on fine lees in French oak barrels, for 40 to 50% of the harvest. The end of maturation occurs in small stainless steel vats.

Tasting Notes

Very fine bouquet, combining fruity and floral notes with mineral touches. Soft palate with charming and elegant fruit.