2009 La Chablisienne Chablis Les Vénérables Vieilles Vignes
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CHABLIS LES VÉNÉRABLES - VIEILLES VIGNES
"Intense and Mineral"
Appellation : Chablis
Grape variety : Chardonnay 100%
Soil and sub-soil : Upper and Middle Kimmeridgian.
Alternating limestone and marl with fossilised Exogyra virgula.
Density : 5,500 to 6,500 vines /hectare.
Situation and exposure : In the villages of Beine, Béru, Chablis, La Chapelle Vaupelteigne, Chemilly sur Serein, Chichée, Collan, Courgis, Fleys, Fontenay, Lignorelles, Ligny le Châtel,Maligny, Poilly, Préhy, Saint Cyr les Colons, Viviers and Villy.
Average age of vines : 35 years.
Pruning system : Double Guyot, one way.
Vinification : Cold settling before fermentation. Both yeast and malolactic fermentations in tanks and small barrels.
Maturing : 14 months on fine lees, in tanks and small barrels.
Note tasting of vintage 2009 from 10/06/2011, ref A
Light coloured, brilliant with some green highlights. Very fine bouquet bringing together plant and floral notes; somewhat discrete at present but promising. Mentholated in the mouth with a slight impression of sweetness in the middle of the palate revealing good, sun-given balance. A mineral, salty finish that concludes on a lingering note of white-fleshed fruit. A wine that will appeal to gastronomy yet requires a few more months to reach its full potential of expression.