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Chablis, Domaine Louis Michel, 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre half bottles 2007

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Country France
Region Burgundy
Vineyard Domaine Louis Michel, Chablis
Volume 0.375l
ABV 12.5
Vintage 2007
Grapes Chardonnay
Type Fine Wine, Table Wine, Half Bottles
Style Medium Body, Dry, Elegant, Crisp
Critic score 93 Burghound,
92 Stephen Tanzer
Window Ready, but will keep
2010-2016
Delivery Estimate


Serve between 12 and 14°c and air or carafe the wine before tasting.
After airing, this wine presents a perfect balance between fresh minerality and very ripe fruit. The mouth is warm, delicious and salty, with a spicy cinnamon finish.

Burghound (90-93/100)
"Beautifully layered and complex features white flower, lemon peel, oyster shell, iodine and a hint of musk that is in perfect keeping. Terrific quality here."

Stephen Tanzer (92/100)

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£19.68

Half case

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£207.48 (eqv. £17.29 per bottle )

Case

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£391.92 (eqv. £16.33 per bottle )

Single bottle

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£15.38

Half case

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£160.80 (eqv. £13.40 per bottle )

Case

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£302.16 (eqv. £12.59 per bottle )

Food match: Roast Chicken, Guinea Fowl, Poultry, Oysters, Grilled Fish

Recipe: Everyday roast chicken by Nigel Slater

Burgundy Burgundy, in the Cote d’Or, where the Pinot Noir grape reigns supreme in its famous reds. Think Nuits St Georges, Gevrey Chambertin, Vosne Romanee. Chablis, where the Chardonnay grape generally unoaked produces crisp citrusy white’s, Maconais for the softer Pouilly Fuisse and the Cote de Beaune where the greatest whites are produced in Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet. From the reds expect elegance, ruby colour and good complexity. They are excellent with red meat and game. The whites range from rich buttery flavour through to crisp, steely tones. Great to accompany fish dishes or as an aperitif.

Domaine Louis Michel, Chablis Jean-Loup Michel has been producing benchmark Chablis for over 30 years (a 1984 magnum of Grand Cru Vaudesir, a poor vintage, drunk in July 2010 was stunning; it was served blind and the experience was similar to a younger Grand Cru from Montrachet.) Their vineyards re in the heart of Chablis, a truly unique terroir, with geology from 150 million year ago made up of marl, limestone and oyster fossils made up of marl, limestone and oyster fossils. This This extraordinary terroir gives a wine, minerality and sea breeze notes which alongside 100% Chardonnay grape produce a pale golden green coloured wine with delicate bouquet revealing lemon and grapefruit aromas. Louis Michel believe that good wine must come from good ripe grapes and the most work is done in the vineyard to ensure perfect ripeness and suitability for each vintage. They eschew the use of oak feeling that Chablis should not be tricked in to behaving like Meursault and feel that to build body into the mineral aspect of chablis pateint winemaking is necessary maturing the wines on their lees, 8 months for 1er Cru and 12 months for Grand Cru. The domaine owns 25 hectares of vines spread across Chablis with the 1er Cru & Grand Cru holdings as follows: Grand Cru (2 hectares); Vaudésir: 1 hectare over one slope, Les Clos: 0.5 hectares in the middle of the hillside, Grenouilles: 0.5 hectares at the top of the hillside, Premier Crus; Montmain: 1.7 hectares (spread over 4 parcels), Forêts: 1.7 hectares (spread over 2 parcels), Butteaux: 4.2 hectares (spread over 6 parcels), Vaillons: 1.9 hectares (spread over 4 parcels), Fourchaume: 0.3 hectares situated in Vaulorent, Montée de Tonnerre: 4.3 hectares (spread over 2 parcels)