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Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin

Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre Bottle
Appellation
Chablis Premier Cru
Variety
Chardonnay
Age of Vines
50
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Kimmeridgian clay limestone
Altitude
150–200 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, pneumatic pressing, 3-4 hour prefermentation settling, natural yeast fermentation in tank and French oak barrels
Aging
10 months in tank (60%) and French oak barrels (40% – 20% of barrels new)

Overview

One of the great insider wines, Montée de Tonnerre expresses many of the characteristics of Grand Cru Chablis which should come as no surprise as it is located on an adjacent hillside to the grand crus but with a western exposure. This is a powerful wine in contrast to the more delicate and charming premier crus like Vaillons and Montmains and it rewards the patience of those who wait a few years before pulling the cork. Benoît farms 1.76 hectares of 50 year-old vines in this premier cru.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2018 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Source: VM

95

2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Source: VM

90+

2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Source: WA

93

2016 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Source: VM

91

2015 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Source: WA

92

2015 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Source: VM

Chablis, France
  • Location
    Chablis, France
  • Appellation
    Chablis Premier Cru
  • Proprietor
    Famille Droin
  • Winemaker
    Benoit Droin
  • Size / Elevation
    26 hectares / 100–250 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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