The second vintage of this new cuvee - 25 year old vines on 100% Kimmeridgian clay. They wanted to have a slightly different village cuvée to match their 'Croix aux Moines' which comes from a more limestone soil at the top of the same hill. To be bottled in early 2021 after about 15 months élevage - they think the extra time is particularly necessary in hot vintages as the wine gains in freshness and tension. I like this immensely, it's juicy, there is the fat of the vintage and also a taut mineral thread - mouthwatering. Drinking range: 2021 - 2024 L&S (Oct 2020)
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Pale yellow with, some reduction. Crunchy fresh apple tension, closed in on itself, but very good intensity. Tasted: September 2020 **** Rating: 87 - 89 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy (Jan 2021)
Smells remarkably ripe-fruited, with notes of stone fruit as well as citrus. Vibrant citrus on the palate, bright, intense and long with a great match between the fruit and freshness. Drinking range: 2021 - 2026 Rating: 16 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2021)
Domaine Denis Pommier
Founded when the Pommiers inherited 2 hectares of vines in 1990. Isabelle and Denis bottled their first wine in 1994 and now have 23 hectares of vineyards, which are certified organic (which sadly cost them dearly in terms of lost crop in 2016 and 2017) and run according to biodynamic principles. Further reading is available in the form of Denis' book 'Les Larmes de Ma Vigne', published in 2020.
The Petit Chablis is a model of brisk freshness - made entirely in stainless steel - while the Premier Crus in benefit from a small amount of barrel-fermentation and élevage. The two named 'lieu-dits' of Chablis 'village', Les Reinettes and Croix aux Moines, are about a hectare in total. The Troësmes is within the larger premier cru 'Beauroy'. The Pommiers think this 'best bit' deserves to be identified by its correct name. It is relatively rounder, while the Côte de Léchet is the one for fans of the slatier, crystalline side of minerality. Keep either of the premiers crus for four to six years.
Petit Chablis 9.5 ha (+ 2 planted not yet in production)
Chablis Reinettes and Chablis Croix aux Moines 1ha - a north-facing slope which catches the sun late in the day. Reinettes is on pure Kimmeridgian clay, under Croix au Moines, which is on a thinner soil at the top of the hill, both in the same sector as Côte de Léchet.
Chablis 1er cru Troësmes 1.8ha - white marl, facing due south.
Chablis 1er cru Cote de Léchet 1.1 ha - chalky, south-east-facing.
Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume .8 ha - a very steep hot south-west facing slope.
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