There’s no wine we reach for more often in the summer than Chablis. It combines intense fruit, refreshing minerality, and a lively, dry energy. It’s a plunge in a chilly ocean, and then a dry breeze as the sun warms you back up.
We’ve got three wines from the Domaine Gautheron in stock; the entry level (Petit Chablis) and premier cru (Vaucoupin) are both delicious and bargains for their level. But Gautheron’s Chablis Vieilles Vignes may be our favorite — a marriage of energy, intensity, and finesse.
The Gautherons have made wine in Chablis for two centuries, but we can’t imagine them ever being as good as they are today. Cyril Gautheron is a passionate young winemaker, crafting meticulously balanced wines that hit every note on pitch.
The 2016 Vieilles Vignes combines chalk and lemon in the nose, with bright clear notes and a touch of herbs. The mouth is precise, elegant, and pure, with notes of lime rind, saline, and dry Chardonnay fruit.
Summer’s just not summer without a cool glass of Chablis in your hand.
Gautheron Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2016
Ansonia Retail: $30
6+ bottle price : $25/bot
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