Domaine Chanson Pere et Fils Chablis Grand Cru 'Les Preuses' 2016 (Chablis, France) "...citrus, floral, mineral..."
Les Preuses is the Grand Cru of Chablis at the Northern end of the Grand Cru area. It is one of the smallest Grand Cru Climat and covers 11.4 ha. The vines selected by Chanson are ideally located right in the heart of the plot. This brings to the wine the specific minerality of this terroir.
The Vintage 2016 : After a cool and rainy winter and a frost episode in April, the weather at the end of spring was warmer but rainy which engendered a late flowering and millerandage (grapes of small size) The summer was warm and dry. September was warm and the harvest took place at the end of the month under a bright sunshine. Vinification : after a mild pressing, this wine was vinified and aged for 10 to 14 months in oak casks in our cellars of the XVth century. Moderate proportion of new oak.
"Gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit aromas and pale fleshed fruit. Expressive minerality. Well balanced and elegant texture. Delicate. Refreshing and slightly salty afertaste." - 18/20, COUP DE COEUR (Guide de la Revue du Vin de France 2019)"
"Rich stone fruit giving apricot and peach flavours on the palate, thick body and rich clove spices on the finish. One of the larger styles of Chablis, where fruit power overrules any mineral quality. (RH)" - 17/20, Jancis Robinson