Chablis 1er Cru Monts de Milieu 2011 - Domaine de la Meulière

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The second 1er Cru of our selection, because it's always a pleasure to compare two 1er Crus to see how each terroir can express itself in the wine
This one has a similar complexity but is a bit less creamy and more full-bodied. Slightly spicy on the nose, this wine is very fresh with hints of citrus, honey and nuts. Highly complex for a Chablis, this bottle will make happy the most demanding amateurs.
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainDomaine de la MeulièreEyeLight yellow
Vintage2012Nose Ripe fruit (grape and apricot), minerality
AppellationChablis 1er CruMouthThe palate is soft, concentrated with a nice long finish
AreaBurgundyDrink from2015
ColourWhiteDrink before2022
GrapesChardonnay (100%)Open Open and drink
TypeDryDrinking temperature12°C
Food pairing
Enjoy this remarquable Chablis 1er Cru on delicate meals like a scallop carpaccio with truffle oil or a grilled lemon sole
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: 88/100
"Light yellow robe. The nose releases scents of lemon, white fruits, mineral background. Full-bodied, well connected, emphasizing on fat and flexibility. A touch of freshness brings balance and gives it some length. Harmonious"
Bronze medal at Concours des Vins de chablis
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilClay and limestone slopes of Fleys (Kimmeridgian)
Age of vines45 to 60 years old
MaturingStainless steel vats
Ageing12 months
Production18,200 btls
BottledSeptember 2012