Overview of the Wine
Lilian Duplessis is one of Burgundy's most terroir-attentive winemakers, one who puts personality aside to tell the true story of his vines. The winemaker who embraces a life of letting the soil speak without personal performance is like that old friend we all have who facilitates brilliant social gatherings, yet seems to melt into the background.
Organic farming and natural winemaking are not the first things to come to mind when thinking of Chablis. Industrial farming is commonplace, with chemical pesticides and mechanical harvesting in the vines and lab yeasts and other winemaking tricks in the cellar. There are, however, a few producers working against the norm, farming with respect for the earth and employing traditional methods in the cellar. Lilian Duplessis not only farms organically (certified as of the 2013 vintage), he continuously succeeds in making some of the most profound, energetic, and simply delicious wines that Chablis can offer.
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Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The Montmains vineyard lies on the left bank of the Serein River a bit south of Vaillons. The 2015 has a ripe nose redolent of white flowers, orchard fruit, and citrus oil. The palate offers ripe golden apple, and Meyer lemon flavors underlain with subtle notes of sea spray and dusty minerality on a persistent finish. John McIlwain
Product size: 750ml
From a private seller.