Terroir: Tete d'Or is sourced from 28 year old vines from a domaine-owned a south/southeast facing 3 hectare parcel at the foot of the Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru in the heart of the Chablis appellation.
Vinification: Grapes are manually harvested, pressed and macerated at cool temperatures for 7 days. Fermentation entirely in temperature controlled stainless steel. The wine is aged for 12 months in 80% stainless steel, 20% oak.
Attractive white gold color with delicate, pale green reflections. The nose offers citrus and white flowers. The palate is refined, smooth and rich. Everything is perfectly balanced: lively yet discreet, mineral without being dry, fruity yet refined.
Score: 88 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
Apple, stone and lemon flavors marks this taut, tangy Chablis. Lean, ending with a light grapefruit peel bitterness. Drink now through 2021.
(this got a small percentage of neutral oak): Medium yellow; these 2016 colors are fairly deep. Ripe, fruit-driven scents of yellow stone fruits and orange zest. A step up in sweetness and texture over the basic village wine, showing a gingery oak quality that's neither dominant nor drying. Good energy and underlying minerality here. Finishes spicy and persistent.
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