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Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2021

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Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre  2021
Producer Domaine Bernard Defaix
Region, Country Chablis, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 22249-750

Diam. Didier Defaix tells us he has worked with the same grower family for twenty years and although the vineyards are not organically certified, the grower ‘works like us’, (that is to say he’s very happy with the quality he receives). The Montée de Tonnerre is drawn from old vines in Chapelot, which form 20 hectares of the vineyard on a similar southeast-facing aspect to the neighbouring Grand Crus. The vineyard’s iconic grower is, of course, Raveneau, although Moreau-Naudet, Billaud-Simon and others all farm vines in this prestigious lieu-dit. This cuvée is fermented wild, entirely in used barrels (one to five years old) with regular bâttonage. The wine is bottled after 12 months.

From the cool, low yielding 2021 vintage, it's a textbook Monty with striking minerality enhanced with succulent grapefruit and confit citrus, with all the sprightly flavours pulled into the long, crushed oyster shell finish.

Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre  2021

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