Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin - Chablis - Montee de Tonnerre - 1er Cru

94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin - Chablis - Montee de Tonnerre - 1er Cru - 2020 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin - Chablis - Montee de Tonnerre - 1er Cru

94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
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The 2020 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre is a particular success this year, delivering aromas of pear and peach mingled with notions of nutmeg, freshly baked bread, white flowers, and mint. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and multidimensional, it's a satiny, seamless wine with excellent concentration and a long, expansive finish.
The 2020 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre is a particular success this year, delivering aromas of pear and peach mingled with notions of nutmeg, freshly baked bread, white flowers, and mint. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and multidimensional, it's a satiny, seamless wine with excellent concentration and a long, expansive finish.
The 2020 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre is a particular success this year, delivering aromas of pear and peach mingled with notions of nutmeg, freshly baked bread, white flowers, and mint. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and multidimensional, it's a satiny, seamless wine with excellent concentration and a long, expansive finish.
The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre unwinds to reveal aromas of citrus oil, warm pastry, crisp green orchard fruit and vanilla pod. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and precise, it's lively and mineral, concluding with a saline finish.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Chablis
Producer:
Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
Grapes/Blend:
Chardonnay
Style:
Premier Cru
Serving temp:
8° - 10° C
ABV:
13%
Pairing Sugesstions:
Shellfish, Lobster, Grilled Lobster, Hard Cheeses, Grilled Vegetables

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Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin

Situated in the heart of Chablis on its unique sub-soil, the Domain manages 26 hectares of the loveliest terroirs spread over the four levels of appellation: Petit Chablis, Chablis, nine...

Situated in the heart of Chablis on its unique sub-soil, the Domain manages 26 hectares of the loveliest terroirs spread over the four levels of appellation: Petit Chablis, Chablis, nine Premier Cru and five Grand Cru wines.

The Droins have been producing wines in Chablis for nearly 400 years (their history as vignerons goes back at least to 1620). Benoît represents the 14th generation of Droins and is one of the most dynamic winemakers in the region.

Situated in the heart of Chablis on its unique sub-soil, the Domain manages 26 hectares of the loveliest terroirs spread over the four levels of appellation: Petit Chablis, Chablis, nine Premier Cru and five Grand Cru wines.

Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
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Burgundy

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy...

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. Yes, it is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.

Main grapes:

Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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Chablis

Chablis

Chablis is a wine appellation located in the northernmost part of the Burgundy region in France. The region is known for producing some of the finest white wines...

Chablis is a wine appellation located in the northernmost part of the Burgundy region in France. The region is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world, made from the Chardonnay grape variety. The Chablis appellation covers an area of approximately 5,000 hectares, with vineyards planted on hillsides overlooking the Serein River.

The history of winemaking in Chablis dates back to the Roman era, when the region was known for producing high-quality wines. However, it was not until the Middle Ages that the wines of Chablis gained widespread recognition. In the 19th century, the phylloxera epidemic devastated the vineyards of Chablis, but the region was able to recover and rebuild its reputation as a producer of world-class wines.

The style of production in Chablis is unique, with a focus on producing wines that are crisp, mineral-driven, and expressive of their terroir. The vineyards of Chablis are planted on Kimmeridgian limestone, a type of soil that is rich in marine fossils and minerals. This soil gives the wines of Chablis their distinctive minerality and complexity.

The Chardonnay grape is the only grape variety allowed in the production of Chablis wines. The grape is known for its versatility and ability to express the terroir of the region. The wines of Chablis are typically unoaked, allowing the natural flavors and aromas of the grape and the terroir to shine through.

There are four main appellations within the Chablis region: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, and Chablis Grand Cru. Petit Chablis is the most basic appellation, with wines that are light and refreshing, perfect for everyday drinking. Chablis is the most widely produced appellation, with wines that are crisp and mineral-driven, with notes of green apple and citrus. Chablis Premier Cru wines are more complex and full-bodied, with flavors of honey, hazelnut, and white flowers. Chablis Grand Cru wines are the most prestigious, with wines that are rich and full-bodied, with flavors of ripe fruit, honey, and toasted nuts.

In conclusion, Chablis is a unique and special wine appellation that produces some of the finest white wines in the world. The region's focus on terroir-driven winemaking, combined with the versatility of the Chardonnay grape, results in wines that are complex, mineral-driven, and expressive of their terroir. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a casual wine drinker, a bottle of Chablis is sure to impress.

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