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Domaine Raoul Gautherin & Fils, Chablis Vieilles Vignes, Burgundy, France, 2018

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Overview of the Wine
Chablis, this name is known all over the world. This réputation is due to the prestigious wines that are produced in this village of 2500 people based in Burgundy.

The Domaine Raoul Gautherin et fils is a family estate transmitted from father to son for many generations. We benefit an ancestral knowledge and a top-of the-range vineyard exposed on the best hillsides.

Our wines are elaborated in a traditional way, to let express our inimitable clay-limestone soil. Our vineyards are cultivated with rigor and passion in a reasoned and sustainable way.  No French wine-growing area has pinned its faith more firmly on the facts of geology. The main substrate is Jurassic limestone (specifically, Kimmeridgian limestone) laid down some 150 million years ago. The rock contains deposits of tiny fossilised oyster shells which remind us that Bourgogne once lay beneath a warm ocean. Some particularly valuable Climats produce the Premier Cru.

Chablis: it can be enjoyed young (2-3 years old) with fish or poultry terrines, or with grilled or poached fish. It also goes well with asparagus, which is normally difficult to match, as well as exotic cuisine: it can handle curries or tandoori dishes and it also balances out the mellow and subtle texture of sushi. Or you could simply drink it as a splendid pre-dinner drink.
It harmonizes well with goat cheeses, as well as Beaufort, Comté, or Emmental.

Grape / Blend
Chardonnay

Origin
Chablis, Burgundy, France

Tasting Notes
Bright pale gold in the glass, with a hint of platinum. Welcoming aromas of citrus blossom, nectarine, and lemon preserve. The palate offers an expressive and vibrant mineral throughline, driven by crushed limestone and dressed with lemon rind and honeysuckle. The wine resolves in cleansing acidity and a long finish.

94 Points - VertdeVin 
The nose is fruity, racy and offers a good definition, a fine freshness, finesse of the grain, small notes of racy minerality associated with touches of yellow flowers, green apple as well as very fine hints of bee wax, toasted and an imperceptible hint of spices. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a juicy/acidulous frame, a beautiful definition, precision, tension as well as elegance, a beautiful juicy/ripe fruit and a beautiful finesse of the fat. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy/ripe lemon, quince, small notes of yellow peach associated with small touches of juicy yellow apple, a racy minerality as well as hints of apple flowers, very fine hints of toasted/bee wax and an imperceptible hint of fresh verveba. Good length. An imperceptible firmness of the grain. 

90 Points - Gilbert & Gaillard
Beautiful brilliant light gold. Rich, expressive nose combining white fruits, a toast tone and sweet spices. The palate delivers textbook expression, fullness and smoothness with consummate, racy aromas. A food-friendly wine. 

VertdeVin

The nose is fruity, racy and offers a good definition, a fine freshness, finesse of the grain, small notes of racy minerality associated with touches of yellow flowers, green apple as well as very fine hints of bee wax, toasted and an imperceptible hint of spices. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a juicy/acidulous frame, a beautiful definition, precision, tension as well as elegance, a beautiful juicy/ripe fruit and a beautiful finesse of the fat. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy/ripe lemon, quince, small notes of yellow peach associated with small touches of juicy yellow apple, a racy minerality as well as hints of apple flowers, very fine hints of toasted/bee wax and an imperceptible hint of fresh verveba. Good length. An imperceptible firmness of the grain.

Product size:  750ml

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