Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
- Soil: the Kimmeridgian limestone contains millions of tiny marine fossils embedded in a kind of whitish mortar which may have been once the bottom of the sea…hundreds of million years ago.
- This marine origin gives the wines of Chablis their unique flavor.
- Drouhin estate: 1.3 ha. (3.212 acres).
- Average age of the vines: 37 years.
- Plantation density: 8,000 to 10,000 stocks/ha.
- Pruning: double Guyot “Vallée de la Marne” (for its resistance to frost).
- Yield: we aim for a lower yield in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
- Average yield at the Domaine: 43.2hl/ha (authorized for the appellation is now 54hl/ha).
- Type: in oak barrel (0% new wood).
- Length: 12 months.
- Origin of the wood: French oak forests.
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
- A great wine, perhaps the one most able to express what the terroir of Chablis really is like.
- The color is pale gold yellow, with greenish hints.
- Refined nose, with aromas of lily (“fleur de lys”), honey or preserved lemon.
- Astounding depth and velvety sensation (“gras”) on the palate, with some delicate marine nuances. Intense and long aftertaste.
- After 5 or 6 years, even more complex and subtle aromas develop in the wine.
- A wine of incomparable finesse.
- 5 to 15 years.