Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2014

A smart addition to your wine cellar                               

The planting of the one-hectare Vaudésir parcel took place in phases between 1955 and 1968. It now produces about 7,000 bottles annually. Vines are carefully tended to promote in-depth root development to allow this grand cru to reach its full potential. This Chablis has rich aromas of nectarine, white flowers, apple, and citrus with a long, saline finish. It is an example of a great Chardonnay – delicate and well defined – for a fraction of the price of many Côte de Beaune whites.

About this wine

Region
Burgundy
Sub region
Chablis
Producer
Domaine Louis Michel et Fils
Type
White
Varietals
Chardonnay
Vintage
2014
Wine style
Fresh, Generous, Vibrant, Rich, Elegant
When to Drink
Drink over the next 10 years
Availability
Available
Case size
6

This superb Chablis has notes of rhubarb, orange, peach, and acacia flowers on the nose. In the mouth, buttery brioche flavours with a hint coconut and a precise, chalky minerality that will satisfy the most discerning tasters.

Pair this Chablis Grand Cru with refined fish dishes, shellfish, sweetbreads, oysters or cheese.

Kimmeridgian. Clay with limestone pebbles. Fossilized oyster marl. Fairly deep soil

Systematic vineyard ground cover and pruning according to what best suits the parcel. Minimum use of chemicals. Average age of the vines: 50 years. The grapes are harvested by hand and very quickly brought to the cellar

No added yeast. Long fermentation in temperature-controlled vats with natural yeasts. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Aged on fine lees in stainless steel tanks for 16 months.

Reviews

Decanter, Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2014: 95 pts

Revue des Vins de France, Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2014: 16/20

 

CAD$94.50

CAD$567.00 per case

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Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir

Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir

Decanter, Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2014: 95 pts

Revue des Vins de France, Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2014: 16/20

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About the producer

Domaine Louis Michel et Fils

Artisan wine growers and makers of great Chablis since 1850.

Since 1850, the Michel family has been making elegant wines in the Chablis region, some of which are highly sought after by wine connoisseurs. The mostly grand cru and premier cru vineyards stretch over 25 hectares of prime plots on the slopes of Chablis. The vineyards were first cultivated by Cistercian monks in the 11th century. The Michel family made the bold decision to abandon barrel aging more than forty years ago and now produce pure, clean, and crisp Chablis wines without any wood. Because of this approach and their sensible viticultural practices, the estate's wines have become a reference for tank aging.

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About the region

Chablis in Burgundy

Chablis, a mineral terroir that shows another side of Chardonnay

The vineyards of Chablis form a “wine island” of approximately 4,700 hectares surrounded by twenty Burgundian villages where only Chardonnay is grown. The appellation is located 150 km northeast of Dijon in the department of Yonne and has an enviable reputation thanks to its refreshing and long-lived style of white wine. Here, we find dry white wines with purity of flavours and minerals derived from a stony soil of clay and limestone rich in fossilized oysters. As in Champagne, spring frosts threaten the vines, but the challenging climate produces fascinating results.

A good Chablis wine is a pure delight. It has a yellow color with reflections of green, and scents of flint and citrus that, with age, evolve towards brioche, hazelnut, and butter – typical characteristics of the Kimmeridgian soil. In the mouth, there’s a harmonious and balanced combination of acidity and roundness of the body.

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