Toasty oak and ripe, juicy mangoes on the nose, the palate is ripe, yet with plenty of fresh chablis acidity. This will be long-lived; expect at least five years' drinking.
The lieu-dit of Vauligneau (meaning little valley) is one of the more recent Premier Crus of Chablis elevated to this status for consistently producing superior quality wines. Chardonnay grapes are grown on 40 year old vines in Kimmeridgien soil with South Eastely exposure. A deep layer of white clay gives the wine lenght, finess and elegance. 20% of the wine is fermented in oak barrels(228l & 600l), the rest in stainless steel. The oaked proportion remains in barrel for 11 months.
Domaine de la Motte is a 25 hectare family-run winery handed down from father to son since 1950. Now under the stewardship of Bernard Michaut, an ex-chef who works with his son Adrien. Their wine-making is meticulous and the wines are benchmarks for the region. They are fastidious about producing concentrated, mineral and very precise wines which reflect particular terroirs of Chablis, with vines on both Portlandien and Kimmeridgien soil. Motte's wines are regularly chosen for the Tastevinage label – a rigorous selection by the Confrérie des Chevaliers de Tastevin of wines they regard as offering the best of the region in terms of quality and style.
Richer style of fish dishes, shellfish, chicken and creamy sauce.
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