Domaine Grand Roche Chablis 2015
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £107.94
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Domaine Grand Roche
Tasting notes - Fresh, bright Chardonnay fruit aromas are elegantly enveloped in subtle, delicate mineral notes. Crisp on the palate, with vivacious fruit backed by a balancing acidity and a dry, mouthwatering finish.
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Typical fresh, mineral notes on nose and palate through
to a dry, mouthwatering finish.
Saint Bris le Vineux is a small village in the north-west of Burgundy located 16 km from
Chablis and eight kilometres from Auxerre. It is the most important municipality in the
Auxerre wine region, but also one of the most historic as there are traces of wine
production here, dating back to the 12th century. Although Chardonnay is
renowned as the main white grape variety grown in Burgundy, uniquely St Bris is the
only village in Burgundy where elegant and floral Sauvignon Blanc wines are
produced. It is here, in Saint Bris Le Vineux, that in 1987 owner and winemaker Erick
Lavallée established Domaine Grand Roche. The property comprises 22 hectares of
vineyard spread between Chablis and Auxerre and produces a small quantity of
Saint Bris as well as clean and fresh Chablis, blended from different parcels on the
private estate for complexity and balance.
Chablis is internationally renowned for the combination of the Chardonnay grape
and the Kimmeridgean soils in which they are cultivated. These estate vineyards are
no exception, the limestone soils help to impart the notorious mineral characteristics
to the final wine. The vineyard is managed according to sustainable growing
practices, which are observed and supported at each stage of the vine's growth.
These techniques limit the risk of pollution and allow for the preservation of the soil
The white grapes were gently pressed in a pneumatic press, which delicately
extracted the juice without the herbaceous aromas of the stalk. After settling, the
fermentation was started by indigenous yeasts and the must fermented in
temperature controlled stainless steel vats. These techniques guarantee the typical
expression of the terroir and natural aromas of the Chardonnay variety. Following
racking, the wine was rested on its fine lees for six to nine months prior to being
Fresh, bright Chardonnay fruit aromas are elegantly enveloped in subtle, delicate
mineral notes. Crisp on the palate, with vivacious fruit backed by a balancing acidity
and a dry, mouthwatering finish.
Served chilled as a stylish apéritif or as the perfect accompaniment to steamed
mussels, sautéed wild mushrooms, or fresh goat's cheese.
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- 6 Bottles
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