The climate in the Chablis region is mostly influenced by the continental climate of the Saône region. The average annual temperature is around 11°. It is not uncommon for the region to experience minimum evening temperatures of -20° or -25° in January, and evening temperatures below 0° at the end of April and the beginning of May. Favorable daytime temperatures of above 10° begin in mid-April and end around the beginning of October. The town of Chablis lies in the valley of river Serein, surrounded by hills, in the best sites it is limestone overlaid with a layer of Kimmeridgian clay, which is very rich in marine fossils.
Lately I enjoyed this small vigneron Lauren Tribut his Cote de Lechet 2011,was quite interesting. The wine was immediately appealing, crispy and lively, with lovely fruit, lemony aromas, spice apple flowers, smokiness, toasty flavor and direct minerality with shellfish, limestone and button mushroom good balance with a silky finish and precise and energetic acidity with a good potential aging.
Laurent Tribut married Marie-Clotilde Dauvissat, the daughter of René Dauvissat, he joined the family ́s wine- making tradition. Long ago the Dauvissat ́s had purchased excellent A.O.C. Chablis vineyards adjoining their own premier cru, to give their children the opportunity to become viticulturists.
Laurent, Marie-Clotilde, and their children live only a few miles from René Dauvissat, in a large, restored farmhouse, with vineyards behind the property. Laurent is a good- natured man whose love of the vineyards is expressed in careful viticulture, using the minimum application of fertilizers and phytosanitary treatments.In addition to 7.907 acres of A.O.C. Chablis, which is a superb parcel of kimmeridjian soil adjacent to Dauvissat ́s own vineyards, Tribut owns the following premier cru vineyards:
Cote de Lechet is a superb premeir cru with very high slopes and good sun exposition the soil are limestone on the surface thus make Chablis in this cru rich and full of minerality but they need time to express their characteristic.
The second Chablis I had late was a negotiant William Fevre owner by Bouchard Perè and Fils which is located a Beaune in Cote D'or. Impeccable quality technicality and expression of the terroir are their distinctive character.
The wines was a Montmains premeir cru 2010
slightly toasty, floral nose ample and tight in minerality with more silkiness in the palate well structured and refined precise in the finsh, very lively wine.
Montamains is a splendid premier cru which give wines crunchiness energy and minerality; well exposed as well with a mixture of clay and limestone and layer of shellfish in dept.