Region: Chablis Grapes: Chardonnay First Glance: Mineral Driven, Insane Value, Linear, Citrus
The Wine: A good portion of Sebastien’s stable of Chablis 'Villages' vineyards face the Grand Cru Blanchots and sit just west on the hill home to the great 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre. The soil in this particular spot is unusually brittle Kimmeridgian marl that is friable, coarse and sharp compared to most in Chablis. A close look at the soil under a magnifying glass reveals a composition of almost pure decomposed fossilized miniature oyster shells and not much else. The numerous plots for this wine come from various altitudes and expositions from west to north on the calcium rich clay right bank of the Serein. This brings multidimensional mineral-rich characteristics with depth and more roundness and weight compared to those from other side of the river.