Domaine Gautheron – Chablis 2018, Cuvée Emeraude
Producer: Domaine Alain Gautheron
Uncertified. Organic Practice.
Domaine Gautheron – Chablis 2015 Cuvée Emeraude is delicate and subtle but immensely pleasing. This exquisite wine is medium-bodied, bone dry and unbaked with good minerality. Made from two tiny parcels of 0.4ha located beside their Vieilles Vignes Chablis plot situated above the slope of Mont de Milieu. The aroma is fragrant with lemon and mineral notes and a hint of hazelnut. This wine also achieves amazing complexity, it is ripe and flattering with a silky mouthfeel and very long satisfying finish.
Pair well with salads, pates, cold chicken, grilled sea fish in butter, crab salad, and goats cheese.
Domaine Gautheron – Chablis is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Domaine Gautheron – Chablis contains added sulphites. Read more.
More about the producer
Domaine Gautheron is situated in the village of Fleys, to the east of the town of Chablis and overlooked by the steep slopes of les Fourneaux. This estate of only 25 hectares has been in the Gautheron family for five generations. The domaine makes traditional Chablis, with fermentation and maturation avoiding wood to preserve the fresh steely flavours and unique influence of the chalky vineyard soils. The old vine cuvees exceed 65 years old and are partly matured in oak. Since 2009 a 0.4ha plot of organic vineyard has produced the Cuvee Emeraude.
Only 100 miles south of Paris, Chablis represents the northern limit of Burgundy`s wine regions, centred around the town of Auxerre. The soils are predominantly limestone and chalk, perfect for the Chardonnay grape, the only variety allowed in Chablis. Chablis, along with Champagne, is the original `cool climate region`, with frost being a common problem. However careful siting of south facing vineyards enables the vignerons to produce classic, dry, and steely wines.