Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos du Cailleret"

40 years old

The climate "Le Cailleret" is located at the south exit of the Village of Chassagne-Montrachet, up to the "Les Champs Gains" parcel. soil : Stony soil, limestone and a little clay. The slope is very low. Southeast exposure. 100% Chardonnay - Guyot pruning with different seasonal processes in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).

The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted when picking the grapes. They are lightly pressed then in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a gentle racking of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks of 228 liters (25% of new oak) for both of alcoholic and malolactic fermentations with wild yeasts and wild anaerobic bacteria during 18 months.

Ageing in fine lies. A month before the bottling, the wine from the different barrels is put in a stainless steel tank to make the blend. The wine is finally fined and lightly filtered before bottling it according to the lunar calendar.

Citrus, very mineral aromas (silica). This lively wine has an incredible length and its complexity referred to the great white burgundy wines we expect with a singular personality

Grilled fish, salmon and seafood.
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos du Cailleret"
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos du Cailleret"

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