Chablis Hommage 2018
Age of vines
40 years old
Nature of the soil
On slopes - Permanent sunshine
Reception on the sorting table. Traditional vinification (pressing, alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation and aging in tanks).
3 to 10 years
Cuvée in tribute to Raymond Bachelier, father of Francine. The vines are on a hillside of Villy, giving another style of Chablis with a saline, sea-front like minerality recalling of the other layer of Chablis' geology and those tiny oyster shells called Exogyra Virgula.
Precise, sharp and clean nose that might seem a bit subdued but this subtlety also allows a saline side to shine. A bit of breathing opens everything up and brings on hints of ripe pear and apple. The mouth follows the same path with a more exuberant impression with a rich sunny fruitiness. The superb length goes on with a sea-front like minerality which is typical for the appellation.