Our CHABLIS come from parcels situated beside the village of FONTENAY-Près-CHABLIS, at the very heart of Chablis’ vineyards.
On high plains or steep hills, all our Chablis grow on stony soils (Kimmeridgien Limestone) which allow a moderate production. Most of our vineyards are between 15 and 25 years old. Some parcels were planted by Gilles’ great grandfather, Marcel, around 1950/1960.
Our Chablis are fresh and fruity (white flesh fruits, like peach and pear, with citrus notes), and already showing good minerality.
Pleasant with an aperitif, they make a good marriage with oysters, shell fish and grilled fish, but also with traditional Burgundy recipes such as “jambom persillé” (ham with parsley).
VARIETY: Chardonnay (planted between 1960 and 2013)
DENSITY: From 5 700 to 9 000 grape-plants / Ha
SOIL: The main substrate is Jurassic limestone (specifically, Kimmeridgian limestone)
LOCATION: 32 hectares are planted all around the village of Fontenay-près-Chablis.
VINIFICATION: Vinification and ageing on fine lees during 10 months in air-conditioned stainless steel tanks. Measured filtration (depending of wine balance). Bottling and storage in air-conditioned cellar before shipping.
PRODUCTION: 120 000 btles