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Nose: intense bouquet of mandarins and pineapple softly emphasized by notes of fresh almonds
Mouth: fresh and generous, with just the right touch of minerality and a long-lasting and saline finale.
Food and wine pairing
Chablis is located in the Yonne department between Paris and Dijon. This particular location is part of Chablis uniqueness, from its famous terroir made of oysters fossils to the harsh winegrowing conditions we experience in the region. Every vintage is a challenge but every year the special characteristics of the wines shine bright.
Vinification and maturing
Vintage : 2017
After many vintages impacted by the climatic variation, Bouchard Ainé & Fils recover with the 2017 vintage, a very satisfactory harvest. Not only because the volumes will allow to supply the markets but also because the wines already offer the desire to discover this very elegant vintage.
After spending the winter building up their strength, the vines profited fully from a very warm spring, with budburst in early April ensuring a head start in terms of the growth cycle that was maintained right up to the harvest. The plants progressed from stage to stage free from hindrance, and by mid-June, were flowering before rapid fruit set. An early vintage was confirmed.
During the summer, a few spells of heatwave alternated with more mixed weather. However, ripening continued at a good pace and by the end of August, the first grapes were being picked, two weeks ahead of average. Harvesting continued until mid-September as each plot reached peak maturity.
Harvest started on the first week of September in Burgundy and ended on September the 30th in the late parcels. The grapes were in exceptional health and required virtually no sorting. Everyone was very enthusiastic about this fabulous fruit, its peak ripeness, and the volumes produced.
The Chardonnay grapes for the white wines were picked at peak ripeness, wine aging is on process and promises wines with a very nice balance.