Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: CHAB117
The smallest of the Grand Cru vineyards. A small plot of only 0.31 ha planted with 53 year old vines. 90% of this wine is fermented in steel tank with the remaining 20% in 600 litre oak barrels.
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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.
A steely firm nose, brooding and almost closed. The palate is rich, full bodied and very powerful with an intense mouthfeel and taut, linear structure. Layers of baked apple, touch of honey and great purity show how complex this wine is. Layers of minerals, saline and lime zest balance the ripe steely fruit. Will live for 10years +
Try with sauteed frogs legs with garlic butter.
Hand-picked, sorted and pressed, with fermentation in steel tanks at a low temperature, with a percentage fermenting in used oak barrels.

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