Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: CHAB101
This is the most prestigious 1er Cru, located on the right bank of the Serein river, south-west facing and not far from the Grand Crus. The vines of this 1 ha vineyard plot are over 60 years old - all hand harvested and fermented purely in tank and then aged in tank for a further 16 months.
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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.
The bouquet is more complex and fuller than the Chablis, as you would expect, with a more defined and intense quality. Layers of green apple and bread yeast overlaid with a sharply appealing citrus acidity and wet-stones minerality. Elegant throughout and showing the backbone and muscle of the Montée de Tonnerre vineyard aspect, this is a great Premier Cru.
Enjoy with herb marinated grilled sea bass on a bed of green beans.

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