Domaine Louis Michel et Fils, Chablis Butteaux Premier Cru Vieilles Vignes, Burgundy, France, 2012 through Merchant of Wine.

Domaine Louis Michel et Fils, Chablis Butteaux Premier Cru Vieilles Vignes, Burgundy, France, 2012

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Overview of the Wine
The Michel family has been cultivating their passion for tradition and the Chablis terroir since 1850. In the mid-20th century, the family stopped making wine in wooden barrels in favor of stainless steel tanks to create clean, pure, and precise Chablis without adding artificial woody flavors. This is the story of the Michel family, who has been making wines in the heart of Chablis since the 19th century. A firmly rooted sense of excellence is passed down from generation to generation. Louis Michel & Fils has always beena family business, and is managed today by Guillaume Michel, who takes great pride in perpetuating the Domaine’sethos.

Through this philosophy, combined with limited yields inspired by organic wine-growing techniques, the Domaine has developed a worldwide reputation for fine winemaking in stainless steel tanks. A firmly-rooted sense of excellence is passed down from generation to generation. Louis Michel & Fils has always been a family business and is managed today by Guillaume Gicqueau-Michel."

The family vineyard, whose vines are 45 years old on average, is located in the heart of the original Chablis terroir, onthe most prestigious parcels within a radius of two kilometres from the winery.

The Domaine’s vineyards cover all four appellations: Chablis Grand Cru, Premier Cru, Chablis and Petit Chablis, offeringthe whole range of aromas that this unique wine can produce.The Domaine makes three prestigious Grand Crus – including the legendary Grenouilles – as well as seven PremierCrus.

Grape / Blend
Chardonnay


Origin
Chablis, Burgundy, France

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Louis Michel et Fils Chablis Butteaux Premier Cru Vieilles Vignes opens with notes of condensed milk, acacia flowers and licorice. On the palate, maritime saline flavors precede a warm finish, with jam and peach, baked apples, and tarte Tatin.

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Vieilles Vignes has turned out very well, offering up aromas of green apple, pear and peach mingled with hints of smoke, dried white flowers and paraffin wax. Medium to full-bodied, textural and layered, it's one of the deeper, more concentrated premiers crus in the cellar this year. As usual, it numbers among the highlights of the Louis Michel portfolio. 

Product size: 750ml
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