Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: CHAB114
Cyril Testut’s Chablis vines are perfectly positioned between the Grand Cru Blanchot and the Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre, in deep, highly mineral soils. Historically, this wine was sold under the Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Brechain appellation.
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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.
An intense, open and direct nose shows good levels of ripeness and a classic steely structure. The palate is tight and crisply dry, full bodied yet balanced by a distinct pureed apple and touch of honey. The acidity is steely, almost saline and shows tremendous structure and intent.
Enjoy with herb marinated grilled sea bass on a bed of green beans.
Handpicked and sorted outside the winery, the ripe fruit is pressed and fermented in steel tanks throughout. No oak is used for this wine, Cyril prefers the purity of fruit and light fine lees ageing in tank to add structure rather than any oak.

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