Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone with pebbles.
Site : Chablis is in the Northern part of the Burgundy region. The "Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre" is located North East of the village of Chablis in the vicinity of the Grands Crus. A particularly well-situated plot has been selected for this wine which ranks among the best Premiers Crus of Chablis.
The Vintage 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. Aged in oak (demi muids) during 9 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Intense citrus fruit aromas mixed with smoky and flinty notes. Precise and linear structure. A lot intensity. Compact minerality. Dense with a persistent aftertaste.
Food pairing : Pâté, lobsters and poultry as well as many goat cheeses.