Top Deck Diaries – May 23

Top Deck Diaries – Chablis Premier Cru

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2014 Mont de Milieu – Chablis Premier Cru

We paired this lovely french chablis with grilled shrimp over salad greens and fresh vegetables with a delicious garden, Green Goddess dressing. Sale Price $29.99

Tasting Notes:

Medium straw in color; bright nose of apples and toasted almonds, luscious, medium texture; stone fruit and apples infused our mouths and it finished with a touch of minerality– long finish. 

More About The Winemaker

The Nicolle family is firmly rooted in the village of Fleys, a winemaker village in the middle of the vines 4 kilometers from the town of Chablis. The domaine was created with less than one hectare in 1979 by Robert Nicolle and Josette Laroche, who can both trace their history from winemaking families in Fleys back to the late 19th century.

Chablis Premier Cru bottle picSince the creation of the domaine, they have increased the size of their vineyards bit by bit, and currently the domaine produces wine from 20 hectares of vines. In 1999, they were joined by their 20 year old son Charly, who had just graduated from the lycée viticole. Today, Charly is officially in charge of the domaine, but Robert is still out in the vines nearly every day.

The largest holdings of the domaine are in AOC Chablis, located for the most part around the village of Fleys. The vinification is on the lees in stainless steel tanks, which produces a house style that is both fresh and vibrant, but also rich on the mid-palate.

100% Chardonnay from a south/southwest-facing 2-hectare ‘Mont de Milieu’ vineyard, which neighbors Chablis Grand Crus. 40-60 year old vines. Kimmeridgean limestone soils, with a high concentration of clay topsoil. Wine undergoes natural yeast fermentation and Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Aged 12-18 months on lees in stainless steel tanks.

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