venerdì 18 dicembre 2015

Domaine Raveneau

I have been very fortunate to visit Domaine Raveneau in Rue de Chichee at the number 9 in Chablis.
To welcome us was Messier Raveneau and his daughter Isabelle.
Was an outstanding experience quite unforgettable. We tasted through the 2014 vintage from barrel from chablis AC and a good extensive tasting on the premier cru.
Raveneau work quite traditionally hand picking, malolactic is always done but not forced, elevage in old barrel 228hl and some Feuilletes half size of a barrel, which in chablis is the measure to sell wine in a negociant market.

From 2014 we tasted the lieu dit FORET and BUTTEAUX from the hill of Montmains premier cru.
Both very tight and full of energy show some kerosene character which Isabelle told us, great acidity and champignon mushroom hints.
Then the surprise come from the Monte de Tonnere vineyard the 2014 was showing and acting as a grand cru, very closed with an acid structure high but balanced from the malo which give the smoothness and the length to the wine.
Vaillons also very citrus, mineral and very closed, this wine need some aging in bottle before express their potential.
The Grand we tasted were Valmur and Le Clos:

Le Clos was my favorite salty and super mineral shellfish, crush rock and "fleur du rock" a salty stony but also very closed.
The surprise come at the end, when Bernard open a bottle of Valmur 2008 to show us how the wine age, as well even here was super fresh, mineral with tension and energy.
We told him we drunk for lunch just down the road in gastronomy restaurant Hostellerie du Clos (who has a really good chablis wine list) a 1999 Monte de Tonnere from Bernard and that was an amazing experience.

Long life to this amazing producer, we had a really great time and their hospitality was superbly good.

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