Domaine de la Meulière Chablis Premier Cru “Les Fourneaux”, 2015

£25.00

Fourneaux effectively translates as “furnace” in French – an indication of the riper style found here.  The wines tend to offer excellent value and none of the mouth puckering acidity often associated with the region.  Pronounced aromas of peach, juicy citrus, melon and white flowers encased in toasty oak. Classical in style, the palate is supported by a mineral core showcasing the nuances of the terroir. Super stuff.

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Domaine de la Meulière

 

Domaine de la Meulière is a 24 hectare estate in the small village of Fleys, 4km from Chablis. The Laroche family have been producing Chablis since 1780.

Vincent and Nicolas Laroche are the eighth and ninth generation of winemakers and have introduced new winemaking techniques and a more moderated approach in the vineyard.

The domaine uses natural control mechanisms to reduce the yields and organic fertiliser made according to petiole analysis.

In the winery they utilise the traditional methods used at the end of the 19th century combined with new equipment and new disciplines to showcase the character and terroir of the wine.

Chablis is renown for its Kimmeridgian clay-limestone hillsides which, when paired with sloping southerly exposures and exceptional sunlight hours, produce wines of greatcomplexity and longevity.

Description

The grapes are sorted within their individual plots within Fourneaux and are hand-harvested to ensure that only the highest quality bunches are used. The whole bunches are pressed pneumatically to allow gentle extraction of free-run juice without crushing or oxidation. The must is cold-settled for 12-15 hours. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 18°C where the wine is then aged for 12 Oak months.

 

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