Chablis Premier Cru Montmains
- 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: 1.78 ha. (4.45 acres).
- Average age of the vines: 28 years.
- Biological cultivation since 1990 and biodynamic cultivation since 1999.
- Soil maintenance: age-old methods. Ploughing: “buttage” (hilling up around the vine-stocks) in autumn; “débuttage” (ploughing back in spring); work between the rows and the vine stocks done with manual tools only. .
- Yield: we aim for a lower yield, such as it existed before the new law. This yield is therefore the present maximum yield minus 20%.
- Average yield at the Domaine: 57.68hl/ha (authorized yield for the appellation is now 58hl/ha).
- Harvesting: by hand. Pressing: very slow so as to respect the fruit.
- Juices from the last pressings are not retained.
- Type: stainless steel tank
- Length: 7-8 months.
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin:
- A fresh and straightforward wine, typical of Chablis.
- Clear, straw-yellow color, with green reflections.
- The complex and mineral nose reveals flavors of citrus and white flowers.
- Clear-cut impression on the palate. Nice balance between texture and mineral sensations; a wide palette of aromas: citrus, vegetal notes such as asparagus or artichoke; even hints of a marine environment…”.
- 2 to 7 years.