Chablis Premier Cru “Montée de Tonnerre”

Located on the right bank of the river Serein, the same as for the Grand Crus, the Montée de Tonnerre is certainly the most prestigious and well-renowned of all the Chablis Premier Crus. Our Domaine grows fruit on a total surface area of 4 hectares, (9.8 acres) which were planted in 1974.

Terroir
Kimmeridgian. Right Bank, marl with oyster fossils, sticky soil, rich in limestone pebbles.

Grape
100% Chardonnay.

Average age of the vines
34 years.

Vinification
With no added yeast, long fermentation using natural yeast, in temperature-regulated tanks. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Blended in tanks at the end of vinification.

Maturing
On fine lees, only in stainless steel tanks, with as little manipulation as possible. Duration: 12 months minimum. Long stabulation at moderated low temperatures. Fining if necessary using bentonite. One light filtration is performed before bottling.

Bottling
We do our bottling in the winery under airless conditions. Cork or screw cap (on request).

Keep for…
10 years or more.

Tasting Notes
Serve between 12 and 14˚c and air or carafe the wine before tasting. After airing, this wine presents a perfect balance between fresh minerality and very ripe fruit. The mouth is warm, delicious and salty, with a spicy cinnamon finish.

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