Anne d’Angely 2019 – Chablis 1er Crus Montmains
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
The wine story
The Tricon family bought the Domaine de Vauroux in 1956 and began planting vines. In 1998, Olivier Tricon, a successful oenologist and wine dealer in Chablis bought the entire family domain of about 115 acres. He now produces several wines in the Bourgogne and Chablis appellations.
This particular Chablis grows on a very small three-acre plot of land called Montmains. It is situated above the village of Chablis on a well exposed slope which is warmed by the sun. The soil is kimmeridgian limestone and can only be found in Chablis, Champagne, and parts of the Loire Valley. It is made of chalky marls full of shells and broken coral. It allows for moisture and good drainage and gives the wine slight tastes of minerality.
After a slow pressing of the grapes, fermentation, and filtration, the wine is stored in steel vats for nine months before bottling.
This pure and fresh wine is excellent with oysters, king crab and salmon tartare. It also pairs well with pasta dishes, mushroom risotto, white meat in cream sauce, and with comté cheese.
The Bourgogne Region
This is one of the great wine producing regions of the world, by quality and prestige. It is half the size of Bordeaux and production is much smaller. Winemaking can be more difficult here than other regions as the climate is cooler and quite unpredictable. Summers can be too wet and Spring time too frosty. In some years, crops can be ruined by hail, therefore vintages in Bourgogne make a big difference.
Green apple and lime tree blossom
Dry and crispy wine with a hint of mushroom and a pleasant minerality.