Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay.
CHABLIS PREMIER CRU "VAILLONS" 2015
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Nose: scrumptious, with aromas of hazelnut and stewed apricot.
Palate: creamy, but balanced by the freshness of mandarin and acacia flower.
Food and wine pairing
Ideal with fish in cream sauce or marinade, pike, lobster or langoustes.
From to 10 years.
Located on the left bank of the Serein river, in the southwest of the Chablis region, the 105 hectares of Premier Cru Vaillons vines enjoy particularly favourable exposure and the wines are well deserving of their excellent reputation.
Vinification and maturing
Vintage : 2015
Springtime arrived quickly after quite a mild winter. Flowering occurred quite rapidly in early June followed by veraison in mid-July and the grape-harvest which commenced in early August for the most-advanced vineyards. Our Pinot Noirs unfortunately sometimes suffered from the excessive hot temperatures, which lead to “sunburning” and a fall in certain yields. This magnificent healthy environment and the full maturity of the grape-stalks led to minimal sorting requirements at the cuverie. There was a higher proportion of full-bunch red vinification with fermentation in vat lasting 3 weeks on average.
Our white Burgundies reveal themselves as being quite rich and well-balanced and already showing fine expression for certain appellations. Their style will allow for enjoyable early drinking yet show signs of ageing well.
Our red Burgundies, as they are ageing in barrel, show intense colour with complex aromas of fully-ripe red fruit and a soft-tannic, fleshy structure, well-rounded and full to the taste with good length.
2015 can already be considered as a great vintage with generous wines while young which will continue to gain in complexity as they mature.