Discover Chablis with Louis Michel et Fils

Discover Chablis with Louis Michel et Fils

Chablis is a wine region in the northwest corner of Burgundy in France, that uses 100% Chardonnay grapes to produce some of the finest white wines.

Wines from Chablis are rarely oaked and are usually described as dry and light-bodied with aromas of citrus and white flowers.  The cool climate and Kimmeridgian and Portlandian subsoil, produce a flint-like minerality and crisp acidity that makes Chablis closer in palate to Sauvignon Blanc than the typical oaky Chardonnays of warmer climate wines from California and Australia. 

The Chablis region is classified in four different appellations: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Premier Cru Chablis, and Grand Crus Chablis.  Each appellation has a unique terroir that characterises the wine and this month we would like to offer a discovery of Chablis, with three bottles from three different appellations, by the acclaimed producer: Domaine Louis Michel et Fils.  

Louis Michel Vineyard

The Michel family has been cultivating their passion for tradition and the Chablis terroir since the 19th century.   Passed down through generations, this family-run winery is located in the heart of the original Chablis terroir, on the most prestigious parcels. 

The vineyard is renowned for being one of the pioneers of stainless steel tanks in Chablis, where the neutral steel material does not affect the natural qualities of the Chardonnay grapes.   Under the helm of Guillaume Michel, the vineyard offers an alternative approach in its vinification process, with limited human intervention, the use of natural yeasts and gentle filtering.

These approaches are apparent in the Louis Michel et Fils wine style: finesse, purity and freshness.

Louis Michel Grand Cru Les Clos Chablis

Louis Michel et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015

The Louis Michel Grand Cru Les Clos, is from the top tiers of the appellation and results in a wine of great power and complexity.  Indeed, the Grand Cru represents only one slope (around 257 acres) with 7 climats - officially designated vineyard plots (Blanchot, Bougros, Les Clos, Grenouilles, Les Preuses, Valmur, Vaudésir).

Tasting Notes
The Grand Cru Les Clos is very expressive on the palate, with dominant mineral aromas complemented by white pepper and nutmeg notes.

Chablis usually pairs very well with chicken tarragon, snails and black truffle. We also recommend pairing the Les Clos with clam chowder, spicy lobster or a Poulet de Bresse. 

Serve between 12 and 14°C, it must be aired or carafed before tasting


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