Domaine La Meulière Chablis 1er Cru Les Fourneaux Jarres d’un Secret (750ml)
Domaine de la Meulière is a family estate dating back to 9 generations to 1779. Today it is operated by brothers Nicolas and Vincent Laroche. It is located in the village of Fleys, on the right bank of the Serein river, 4 km from Chablis. The property extends over 25 hectares. The geology is characterized by Kimmeridgian clay-limestone soil. The alchemy of this terroir with the Chardonnay grape gives the wines minerality, power, floral and fruity aromas. They have 34 vineyard plots spread over the communes of Béru, Chablis, Chichée, Fontenay and Fleys. The average age of the vines is 32 years.
The domain is certified in High Environmental Value level 3 and adheres to the national confederation of Independent Winegrowers which ensured that each stage of production is carried out by the estate itself, from the cultivation, harvesting, vinification, bottling and marketing of the wine. They practice a reasoned, sustainable approach to viticulture through soil biodiversity, preserving existing resources, seeking alternative solutions all in the interest of reducing their environmental impact.
From the visual appreciation of this 1er cru Fourneaux, the density is surprising. The nose and mouth confirm this impression: powerful aromas, open despite the youth. The palate is round with lots of tree fruit flavours of apple and pear. To be enjoyed between 2020 and 2030.
The grapes are sourced from the Chablis 1er Cru Appellation Fourneaux. hand harvested and pressed with a pneumatique press. The juice settles for 24 hours before alcoholic fermentation, followed by malo-lactic fermentation for 22 months in clay vessels of
600 et 1000 l. The wine is lightly filtered before bottling.