Domaine Moreau-Naudet Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2021
Region: Chablis Grapes: Chardonnay First Glance: Chalky, Concentrated, Waxy, Mineral Acclaim: 93pts
The Wine: One of the greatest 1er cru terroirs of Chablis, Montée de Tonnerre has a sandy, rocky topsoil rich in Kimmeridgian limestone. The one-hectare parcel that produces this wine is situated within the lieu-dit of Chapelot, which is separated from the Grand Cru Blanchot by a narrow ravine. The vines cover two contiguous plots, one 50 years old and a second parcel recently replanted. This is regularly the most mineral, chalky, deep and powerful 1er Cru Chablis in the range. It is also one of the most limited (more so in 2021 when only one-third of a regular harvest was vinified!).
The Review: William Kelly, Wine Advocate - 93pts "A youthfully structured classic, the 2021 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre opens to reveal notes of green apple and crisp stone fruit mingled with clear honey, beeswax and oyster shell. Medium to full-bodied, layered and chalky, it's taut and concentrated, with excellent depth and a penetrating finish.”