Chablis Fleurs de Chêne 2012 - Domaine de la Meulière

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Very unusual for a Chablis - this one has spent a few months in oak barrels. Only a limited period though, just to give a little hint of wood without masking the fruit and the freshness. The result is surprising and very charming, with lemony aromas and a long finish given by the oak. Highly recommended if you are keen on new experiences!
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainDomaine de la MeulièreEyeLight yellow
Vintage2012Nose Candied fruit notes evolving toward butter and hazelnuts
AppellationChablisMouthRound without excess, caramel flavors, good balance between matter
AreaBurgundy and vivacity. Very discreet oak note that diminishes with age
ColourWhiteDrink fromNow
GrapesChardonnay (100%)Drink before2017
TypeDryOpen Open and drink
  Drinking temperature10°C
Food pairing
The oak makes it better to enjoiy with a meal rather than by itself. Fish is the perfect match, like Lemon Sole, or some cheese such as Saint-Nectaire or Reblochon
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: 87/100
"Light yellow robe. Elegant nose with mineral aromas, citrus, floral, are embellished with a delicate hint of oak. Good mouthfeel. Wine gaining momentum, fade, while maintaining its freshness. Good length. Serve on a crustacean."
And finally for the wine geeks…
Age of vines40 years old
MaturingOak barrels and stainless steel vats
Ageing10 months
Production6,500 btls
BottledSeptember 2013