Christophe Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 2015

Christophe Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 2015  - Les Marchands Restaurant & Wine Shop
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Sebastien Christophe
Twelve hectares of vines, a decade plus of hard work, low yields, and word of mouth…that is how this Chablis convoy now lands within your grasp. Sebastien applied attention to detail and determination to revamp vines that were originally inherited by his grandfather. He ferments and ages his wines in stainless steel, adding a touch of neutral wood before bottling the premier cru wines.  His quartet vision for the resulting wines is elegance, length, purity, and minerality.

From the Importer:
The most famous premier cru of Chablis, Montée de Tonnerre is separated from the Grand Cru slope by the narrow Fyé Valley. If it weren’t for some weakness in the soil structures that led to this erosional valley, this would likely have been part of the Grand Cru collection of the AOC. It shares nearly the same southwest aspect as the Grand Crus, as well as the deep clay and marne soil that are mixed with Portlandian scree and Kimmeridgian stones that have been unearthed through time. The soil is not as deep as Les Clos, for instance, but is far deeper than the closest premier cru, Mont de Milieu. It is unarguably the most well recognized premier cru for quality, sometimes on par with the Grand Crus.

Technical Information
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • Appellation Chablis
  • Vineyard Montee de Tonnerre 1er Cru