Domain Alain Gautheron Chablis 2018 - Burgundy, France
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Aromas of fresh flowers, followed by peach and apricot as well as citrus fruits. On the palate it is well balanced and elegant with a long mineraled finish. A great partner for oysters on the half shell, scallops or salmon tartare.
Alain Gautheron is the fifth generation to cultivate vines in Fleys, a village of 160 inhabitants, in Chablis. At one time, the inhabitants of Fleys were called “Gougueys” from the dialect word for snail and, in fact, M. Gautheron has some extraordinary examples of fossilized snails exhibited in his tasting room. His winery and home are located directly across from the 2-hectare 1er Cru “Les Fourneaux” vineyard. Grapes are fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The wine stays in contact with the lees for about nine months after which they are fined, filtered and bottled. M. Gautheron’s winery is outfitted with modern equipment, yet he takes a traditional approach to making Chablis as exemplified in the simplicity of his methods and the maturing of the wine before bottling.