sabato 11 gennaio 2014

Chablis Vaillons and Cote de Lechet 10/11

I love Chablis and all wine from that region, of course i prefer the grand cru side and the premier cru on the right side of the Seresin river as Fourchame, Monte de Tonnere and Mont de Millieu; however on the other side in the left bank there still some great premier cru to be watched. I certainly like the Cote de Lechet, Valloins and some good side in Montmains as Foret.
On the side below the grand cru recently I had a fine chablis from the premier cru Vaillons by Damien & Romain Bouchard 2010 quite a new producer for me. The wine was rounder and fresher with salty nose, quinine, ripe peach and mature apple. Palate great spine acid with lemony character, orange and lemon rind. Nice balance with depth concentration and precise mineral content nose and palate.. crushed rocks, gunpowder and flinty limestone.
I don't have much information about them so I find some info on the web; DRB is a new concept created by Romain Bouchard an organic winemaker in Chablis and his brother Damien a young winemaker. Together have decide to create DRB to have a range of wine with a good expression of the amazing land of Chablis. Grapes are purchased from a selection of great wine growers in the region; vilification is done in the winery of Pascal Bouchard and only single vineyards selection there is no blending, each wine expresses is own terroir.

                                                      Cote de Lechet by Laurent Tribut 2011
                           I did this review early last year on my blog. I just paste and copy the article.

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:
Chablis Beauroy
 Chablis Montmains 
Chablis Côte de Léchet 
Yields are kept to 50 hectoliters per hectare, and the harvest is done by hand. 

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