Jean Goulley Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £147.41
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Domaine Jean Goulley
Tasting notes - An intense mineral nose followed by fresh vibrant fruit, crisp acidity and citrus notes. Pure and refreshing on the palate, with a hint of dark liquorice through to a long and salivating finish.
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An intense mineral nose followed by layered vibrant fruit and a hint of oyster shell through to a long, textured and cleansing finish.
Domaine Jean Goulley was formed in 1986 by Jean Goulley and is now run by his son Philippe. The family own 4.5 hectares in the Premier Cru districts which are the heart and soul of the domaine. They own approximately 18 hectares in total and produce around 11,000 cases a year. In 1991 the domaine became one of the very first certified organic producers in Chablis. All of the vineyards are farmed organically and the wines are produced with restricted use of sulphur. Philippe believes the organic farming methods permit an expressive and sustainable soil. Their wines are mineral, pure and lively.
2015 experienced a very warm, dry summer, which created good conditions for the early part of the growth cycle. However, Chablis was affected by hail in early September, damaging many vineyards and significantly lowering yields. The timing of the harvest was particularly crucial in 2015. The quality of the wine was not affected due to meticulous sorting in the vineyard and cellar and the smaller quantity of wines made this vintage are of excellent quality, with concentrated flavours and beautiful balance.
Montmains is a Premier Cru vineyard in Chablis, which stretches along an exposed hillside to the south west of the town of Chablis itself. It is renowned for producing fresh, elegant wines with good minerality. Philippe Goulley believes in the ethos of organic farming along with that of minimal intervention; all of his vineyards are farmed organically. The Double Guyot trained vines that have an average age of 45 years and are grown in Kimmeridgian soils, which are rich in clay and limestone with fossilised sea-shells. The vines are planted to a density of 5,700 vines per hectare and yields are kept to a maximum of 55 hectolitres per hectare. Philippe believes in highlighting terroir and he produces his wines in an unoaked style, allowing them to reveal the purity, minerality and vitality of the soil.
The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity and were fermented in temperature controlled vats using organic principles. The wine was made in an unoaked style to retain the purity of fruit and to let the characteristics of the Premier Cru Montmains terroir shine through. A restricted use of sulphur was used during the vinification and the wine was lightly filtered, prior to bottling.
An intense mineral nose followed by fresh vibrant fruit, crisp acidity and citrus notes. Pure and refreshing on the palate, with a hint of dark liquorice through to a long and salivating finish.
A delicious accompaniment to grilled seafood or snails.
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