Domaine de la Motte Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy 2015
By Domaine de la Motte
Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy 2015
The Chablis vines are exposed on slopes facing northwards, planted on clay/chalk soil from the Kimmeridgian period. Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy is situated next to the lake of Beine, which faces south to South-east with white clay and chalk soil, which gives length to the wine. Beauroy has a specific power that allows this wine to be aged in oak. The wine has a golden nuance, and gives aromas of toasted almonds and vanilla, with a long finish. These are renowned hallmarks of this particular 1er Cru. This wine can be kept from 5 to 10 years. The 40-year-old vines were hand picked and machine harvested in mid-September, under excellent conditions. The vintage presented fully ripe and clean Chardonnay fruit. 2 weeks of alcoholic fermentation occurred in oak, followed by 5 months in 40% oak. 100% 1er cru Chardonnay, 100% malolactic fermentation for 5 weeks in oak, bottling after fining in October 2016. The total vineyard estate now runs at close to 70 acres, on several different beautifully exposed slopes, comprised of both Kimmeridgian and Portlandian limestone.
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