***French Wine Producer of the Year IWSC 2016 & 2018***
***Vincent Bartement La Chablisienne, White Winemaker of the year IWSC 2016 & 2018'***
Country: France Region: Burgundy
Varietal: Chardonnay Vintage: 2020
Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: La Chablisienne
The story begins back in 1923. Under the leadership of Abbé Balitrand, a number of winegrowers joined forces to better withstand the economic difficulties of the period. Together, in the middle of the Chablis vineyards, they created a cooperative winery to market their wines.
Until the mid-1950s, the members of the cooperative delivered their production to La Chablisienne, who was then responsible for creating the blends and for selling them, mainly to wholesalers.
However, La Chablisienne wanted to go much further and create a style of its own. So it was decided that the harvest would be delivered in the form of musts (unfermented juice), a particularity that has become the trademark of the house and giving it total control over the winemaking processes. There is constant information sharing between the winegrowers and the technicians, linking the quality of the musts to the parcels that produced the grapes thus ensuring the best possible technical guidance.
La Chablisienne, in true pioneer spirit, has never ceased to meet a wide range of challenges in areas as diverse as winegrowing and winemaking, human resources and marketing. It is the meticulous work of all those involved that gives wines which constantly improve with the passage of time.
La Chablisienne Chablis La Pierrelée is a pale yellow in colour with silver glints. On the complex nose it has fresh aromas of apple, citrus and white fruits with spicy and mineral tones. In the mouth is energetic with fattiness and outstanding balance of acidity and elegant minerality. Long and lingering finish is clean and slightly creamy.
Food Matches: Shellfish / Oysters / Mussels