Chablis 1er Cru Les Fourneaux 2012 - Domaine de la Meulière

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Moving up on the Chablis ladder, this more complex bottle is a mineral premier cru with typical Chablis aromas of citrus and peaches. Very subtle on the palate with a long finish, this is a wine that expresses the great quality of its specific terroir. A perfect affordable choice if you want to discover what a Chablis premier cru is.
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Domaine de la Meulière Eye Clear light yellow
Vintage 2012 Nose  Fresh grass, white flowers, citrus and mineral
Appellation Chablis 1er Cru Mouth The palate is soft and round, with fruity aroma of citrus
Area Burgundy Drink from Now
Colour White Drink before 2022
Grapes Chardonnay (100%) Open  Open and drink
Type Dry Drinking temperature 12°C
       
Food pairing
This Chablis can be open for a simple afterwork drink of druring a meal we would recommend to drink it with a seafood of veggie starter
 
A word about the domain
The Domaine de la Meulière is an independent family estate run by the fifth generation of Laroche, Vincent and Nicolas. 29 hectares of vines across the Chablis appellation, with parcels in some of the best 1er Cru: Les Fourneaux, Vaucoupin and Monts de Milieux. Besides making great classic Chablis they have also decided to think outside of the box and to make “eccentric” wines. 5% of their production is aged in oak barrels which is not very common in Chablis but gives to the wine more oxygen and help the aromas to open up in the glass, without have the oaky taste that you would not want in a Chablis.
 
What experts say
About the wine:
Gilbert & Gaillard: 90/100
"Light sparkling yellow color. Delicate nose evoking fresh grass, white flowers, citrus and mineral. Ample attack, well bounded, beautiful presence in mouth extended by a pretty long finish. A 1er Cru beautifully crafted."
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Clay and limestone slopes of Fleys (Kimmeridgian)
Age of vines 15 to 20 years old
Harvest Manual
Maturing Stainless steel vats
Ageing 12 months
Production 15,570 btls
Bottled September 2013
Alcohol 12.5%