Domaine Ellevin Chablis Brigitte Cerveau 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £107.94
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Domaine Brigitte Cerveau
Tasting notes - A fine example of quintessential Chablis, with a wonderful balance between the vibrant, citrus fruit and the characteristic salty minerality. Crisp, dry and elegantly textured on the palate with a fine, lingering finish.
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A wonderful balance between vibrant citrus and green apple fruit and the characteristic salty minerality. Crisp, dry and textured on the palate with a fresh, mouthwatering finish.
In 1975, Jean-Pierre Ellevin established the current domain, which is situated in the village of Clichée, in the heart of the Chablis appellation and decided to specialise in the production of Chablis. Jean-Pierre is the fifth generation of the family to own and run the domain with expertise having been passed from father to son over the years. In the 1980s Jean-Pierre married his wife, Brigitte Cerveau, also from a winemaking family with a history dating back to the French revolution. Today, JeanPierre and Brigitte cultivate 16 hectares, which is exclusively Chardonnay. Together with their son Alexandre Ellevin, who heads up the winemaking, they are passionate about respecting tradition whilst producing excellent, aromatic wines, which are a true reflection of their origin.
The spring of 2016 was cold and rainy, with spring frost affecting the vineyard. The summer saw some hail, which coupled with the spring frosts resulted in reduced yields. August brought warmer, dry weather which enabled the grapes to ripen. Weather conditions in September were mild, with sunshine interspersed with mild showers, which encouraged the grapes to reach full maturity. Harvest took place between 30th September and 3rd October and the resulting wines are high quality, lively and beautifully balanced.
The Chardonnay grapes come from a parcel of 40 year old vines. The vineyards are managed using sustainable agriculture methods, reducing the use of chemicals in order to respect the land and its environment. No weedkillers are used and the vineyard is carefully farmed three times a year in order to respect the biodiversity of the soil.
Traditional vinification techniques were used, while following a philosophy of minimal intervention. The grapes were fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks preserving the primary flavours and characteristics of the terroir. The wine was kept on its fine lees in order to achieve the perfect balance between fruit and a rounded texture. Unoaked in style, the wine was aged in stainless steel for 12 to 15 months.
A fine example of quintessential Chablis, with a wonderful balance between the vibrant, citrus fruit and the characteristic salty minerality. Crisp, dry and elegantly textured on the palate with a fine, lingering finish.
The classic pairing with oysters or creamy seafood dishes.
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