2021 Raoul Gautherin Chablis, Burgundy, France
ABOUT THIS WINE
Composed of 100% Chardonnay from a blend of young and old vines, vinified in tank and aged during 10 months on the lees in tanks. This wine has a beautiful yellow color with subtle green tints. It is a fruit forward wine rich in aromas: peach, butter and honey. The attack is supple and generous, and the palate reveals a warm, ample profile with more low-key aromas.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
In the late 1950’s, Raoul Gautherin founded his Domaine as we know it today, making wine from his family’s vineyards, which date back to 1585. Raoul's son and grandson, Alain and Adrien have taken the vineyard management and the winemaking to new heights for the family. The family has 16.5 ha of vineyards total in Chablis with holdings in the Premier Cru’s of Vaillons, Montmains, and Mont de Milieu, along with holdings in the climats of Vaudesir, Les Clos and Grenouilles within Chablis Grand Cru. With minimal use of new barrels, Adrien’s ability to create rich yet bright and beautiful wines is developed through extended lees aging, no battonage and working with vineyards that have an average vine age of 38 years from his Chablis all the way up to the Grand Crus.