Chablis 1er Cru ‘Mont de Milieu’ Domaine Besson 2016
Domaine Besson, Chablis
Situated in the heart of Chablis, Domaine Besson is the proud owner of an exceptional wine-producing heritage, seeking to express and transmit in its wines the purity and sensitivity of this unique terroir. The estate is an independent family-owned and run domaine spanning four generations. Today, their 21 hectares comprises holdings in Petit Chablis, Chablis and selected Premiers/Grands Crus. Alain Besson has handed more control to his daughter Camille, who looks after the winemaking and marketing, and his son Adrien who is responsible for the vineyard work. Practicing ‘lutte raisonnée’ in the vineyards and manual harvesting (for the Grands Crus only), their thoughtful, sensitive winemaking gives rise to wines that offer a pure expression of fruit in a fine and elegant styling.
Nutty, hay, sweet apple and mineral aromas soar from the glass. The palate is full and intense with soft milky notes, sweet lemon and pithy grapefruit tones, with a lifted fresh acidity to balance the fruit. Lots of finesse and layered from here. Finishes lengthily.
Grape: 100% Chardonnay