Chablis de La Motte Vieilles Vignes

Old vine Chablis, concentrated and complex from former IWSC French Wine Producers of the year.

Country, Region: France, Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2021
ABV: 13%
Food friend: Local Burgundian Cheeses
£22.99 Single bottle
Qty:
Tasting Notes
Producer details
In the vineyard
In the winery
Food Recommendations
Awards
 

Low-yielding old vines reveal themselves in a concentrated rich style with wonderful aromas of flint and creamy apple. The palate has delicate floral hints and a touch of honey to balance the steely backbone. Long-lived, traditional Chablis.

Domaine de la Motte is a 25 hectare family-run winery handed down from father to son since 1950. Now under the stewardship of Bernard Michaut, an ex-chef who works with his son Adrien and nephew Guillaume, his winery is small but perfectly formed and has benefited from a recent 1m euro investment. His wine-making is meticulous and the wines are benchmarks for the region. They are fastidious about producing wines which reflect the very particular terroirs of Chablis with vines on both Portlandien and Kimmeridgien soil, concentrated, mineral and very precise wines. Their wines are regularly chosen for the Tastevinage label - a rigorous selection by the Confrérie des Chevaliers de Tastevin of wines they regard as offering the best of the region in terms of quality and style.

Low yielding vines grow on north facing kimmeridgian and chalky clay soils surrounding the village of Beine. From here Bernard selects parcels with a minimum age of 50 years for his Chabils Vieilles Vignes. Grapes are hand-harvested.

Short cold maceration and gentle pneumatic pressing the wine is racked and fermented in stainless steel for 15 days at 21ºC. 15% is fermented in large(600l) oak barrels for 15 days and remains in oak for 8-12 months. The malolactic fermentation last up to 5 weeks.

The perfect match for Burgundian cheeses such as Epoisses.

IWSC 2022 - Silver Medal

You May Also Like

Auxey Duresses, Vallet-Frères
Vegetarian
Vegan
Premium white Burgundy from best quality Chardonnay in Auxey, from former IWSC French Wine Producer of the Year.
more

Auxey Duresses, Vallet-Frères

France, Burgundy
£35.99
Single bottle
Macon-Ige Chateau London, Jean-Claude Boisset
Vegetarian
Vegan
Ripe perfumes characterise this golden hued wine with perfect specks of oak and mineral acidity.
more

Macon-Ige Chateau London, Jean-Claude Boisset

Burgundy, France
£29.99
Single Bottle
Pouilly Fuissé Grande Reserve
Vegetarian
Vegan
Big flavour, rich with silky yet light palate and a lingering finish.
more

Pouilly Fuissé Grande Reserve

France,Burgundy
£33.50
Single bottle
Mâcon-Villages Réserve Personnelle
Unoaked and elegant, showing characteristics typical of southern Burgundian Chardonnay.
more

Mâcon-Villages Réserve Personnelle

France, Burgundy
£15.50
Single bottle