Domaine Gerard Tremblay, Chablis Grand Cru 'Vaudesir' 2016
Domaine Gerard Tremblay, Chablis
Gerard Tremblay is 5th generation winemaker at this 34-hectare estate located in Chablis. Most of the vines are situated in the best premier cru and grand cru appellations and the wines are some of the most sought-after in the region. A meticulous winemaker working from a superb new winery, Gerard is renowned for drawing out the typicity of the various appellations and his wines are a true reflection of the terroir from which they come. While most of the wines are sold locally, a limited amount is exported and have deservedly drawn the attention of such notable critics as Robert Parker, Guide Hachette and Revue des Vins des France. This concentrated and honeyed white comes from the Vaudesir climat (plot) which is itself divided into 2 plots by the Chemin des Vaudesirs. Some vines face south, others face south-west and the Grand Crus from these plots are considered among the most feminine of all the climats. The Chardonnay grapes are from 25 year-old vines and are handharvested. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and 30% of the wine is aged in oak barrels for 14 months.
A golden straw-yellow in colour. Concentrated aromas of mango and pineapple with a touch of oriental spice. On the palate, mineral and rich with flavours of melon, honey and apple with a touch of pepper. The finish is lengthy with chalky notes.