Chablis ‘Les Vénérables’ – Vieilles Vignes
Chablis Les Vénérables Vieilles Vignes is a “venerable” wine from 35 year old vines with an intense and mineral style.
Vinification includes yeast and malolactic fermentation in tanks and small barrels then left to mature for 14 months, on fine lees, again in tanks and small barrels. The wine is usually kept back and released late. It has a keeping potential of 4 to 5 years.
Chablis is possibly the most famous white wine in the world, in fact it is so famous in its own right, it can be overlooked that the wines are exclusively made from the Chardonnay grape.
The bouquet is striking thanks to its concentration of floral aromas. The palate is at first seduced by the appealing flavour – but this evolves to a well-balanced complex of substance and freshness. The finish has a mouth-watering quality of the true terroir of Chablis.
About the Producer
La Chablisienne is a co-operative that dates back to 1923, though it should now be rightly considered a group of nearly 300 winegrowers who have full control over the winery.
The co-operative is represented in each of the 20 villages in Chablis and accounts for one third of all wines from Chablis. Much is sold to Burgundy merchants but that which is bottled under their own labels offers a very reliable quality on all levels.
La Chablisienne won the French Producer of the Year Trophy at the IWSC 2018 – the second time that have scooped this award.