Domaine Testut, Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2019
Appellation: Chablis 1er Cru
About The ProducerCyril Testut is one of the top winemakers in Chablis. The Testut Family has 13 hectares of vineyards (previously owned by Cistercian agronomist monks) located in the historic heart of Chablis. The vineyard sites are located atop of the famous Kimmeridgian soil that yields precise Chardonnays loaded with legendary minerality and acidity
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:This Domaine produced, small-production Chablis is grown on the right bank of Chablis on the famed Kimmeridgian soil that gives Chablis its distinctive character. The soils are composed of marls and calcareous clayey from the Kimmeridgian period. The fruit for this 1er Cru comes from a .60 ha plot that faces southeast. The vines are 65+-year-old selection of Massale vines.
Tasting NotesThis Domaine produced, small-production Chablis is grown on the right bank of Chablis on the famed Kimmeridgian soil that gives Chablis its distinctive character. An elegant wine with a blend of ripe yellow fruits and white flowers. The finish is pure and long with minerality.
VinificationThe majority is vinified in tank with a small blend of (10% to 15%) in demi-muid (600 liter French oak barrels). Static settling for 24 to 48 hours. Aged 18 months.
- 90 points - Burghound:“(from 70+ year old vines in Beugnons) This is also quite aromatically pretty with its layered array of citrus, white orchard fruit, quinine and a whiff of tidal pool. The rich and generously proportioned medium weight flavors possess a refreshing salinity while exhibiting good length if only average depth on the balanced finale. Drink 2024+”- Allen Meadows, Burghound