Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre 2012, Domaine Testut

CHAB960
A beautiful mature 1er Cru from one of the the finest producers in Chablis. This is simply superb! The vines of this 1 ha vineyard plot are 57 years old - all hand harvested and fermented purely in tank and then aged in tank for a further 16 months.
Type:
Vintage:
2012
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Chardonnay
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Chablis
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2025
Closure Type:
Cork
£30.00
 

Domaine Testut

We have worked closely with Cyril Testut for many years now. Quiet, considered and deeply passionate about his 13ha domaine, he is the proprietor of one of the real jewels of the Chablis region that sites in the top echelons of the Chablis hierarchy. His Chablis vineyards are perfectly situated - squeezed between the Grand Cru Blanchot and the 1er Cru of Montée de Tonnerre. It is arguably the finest Chablis AC vineyard in the region. The small parcel of the famous Grand Cru Grenouilles returned to the Testut family only a few years ago. Back in 1970’s the vineyards were leased, due to internal family squabbles, and were held by William Fèvre for 30 years. It is now back in the hands of one of Chablis’ finest domaines.

Tasting Notes

An intense bouquet, there are delicious aromas of bruised apple and honey. The palate is mature with an underlying steeliness and a broad and profound wet stone minerality.

Food Matches

Enjoy with herb marinated grilled sea bass on a bed of green beans.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, and then aged in tank for a further 16 months.

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