Domaine Christophe et Fils 2018 Chablis, Burgundy, France [Magnum 1.5L]
Magnums make friends! Why bring one bottle when you can bring a giant double bottle?
Winemakers: Sebastien Christophe
- Varieties: Chardonnay
- Farming: Sustainable
- Terroir: Kimmeridgian limestone marls and Portlandian limestone. The numerous plots for this wine come from various expositions all on the grand cru side of the Serein River.
- Vinification: Hand harvested. Grapes are pressed and settled for one day and racked into another tank before beginning the natural fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 1-2 months. A single batonnage may be employed in cold vintages and the first SO2 addition is made before fermentation and the second after the completion of malolactic and primary fermentation. A third addition may be made if needed prior to bottling.
- Aging: 7-8 months in stainless steel before bottling. If it’s a high acid vintage it will be aged for more time and less for those with lower acidity.
- Tasting Notes: Bright and expressive, this Chardonnay is brimming with notes of yellow and white orchard fruits that are enhanced by a flinty undertone and a slightly salty finish.