Domaine du Chardonnay wines
Etienne Boileau and his two fellow winemakers created the Domaine du Chardonnay in 1987 when they decided to regroup their vineyards. At that time they though it was the best way to bottle their own wine instead of selling the juice to the cooperative. Since then, they have increased the size of the vineyard and invested massively into new technologies in the cellar to produce great wines, always with the greatest respect of each terroir. Today the domain has 38 hectares of vines across Chablis, including parcels in five 1er Crus, which are all vinified separately.
Their wines are so good that we could have offered all of them this week but we thought it would be better to make a small selection with the ones that were really outstanding. From the classic Chablis and Petit Chablis to the more complex 1er Crus Vosgros and Montée du Tonnerre, there is a bottle for everyone, depending on your taste and of course the price of the bottle… but with the 1er Crus under £20, it would be a shame not to try them!
Petit Chablis is the ideal bottle to discover this unique region. Coming from a single parcel - which is pretty rare for a Petit Chablis - it is a simple, light-bodied white, with lovely notes of citrus and white fruits. It has the mineral touch of a Chablis and a slightly salty finish. Perfect for after-work drinks. Very good value here!
This Chablis is the main production of the domain, and receives the greatest possible care - especially when volume produced is low! It is a very typical Chablis, with a refreshing acidity, notes of citrus, almonds, white flowers and a lemony finish. Very well-made wine which we loved... definitely a great catch.
Montée de Tonnerre is one of the most prestigious climate from Chablis. This cuvée has the specificity to be aged in oak barrels for 20%, which is quite unusual - although this practice is gaining ground in the region. This gives a more structured wine, with aromas of white fruit and a nutty finish. A beautiful complexity for this Premier Cru - definitely...
Mont de Milieu is one of the most prestigious climates in Chablis. This cuvée has the specificity to be 20% aged in oak barrels, which is quite unusual - although this practice is gaining ground in the region. This gives a more structured wine, with aromas of white fruit and a nutty finish. A beautiful complexity for this Premier Cru, highly recommended!