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Chablis Vau-Ligneau 1er Cru

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A fresh, flinty and crisp Chablis Premier Cru from the IWSC French Wine Producer of the year 2013!


Country, Region
France, Burgundy
Food friend
Salmon, scallops

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

This is all that Chablis Premier Cru should be with a typically flinty and grassy edge to still quite primary Chardonnay fruit on the nose, followed by crisp, linear flavours which have real edge and definition, filling out in mid-palate but with a long, steely finish. It will continue to develop for up to 10 years.

Producer details

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 and nephew Guillaume, his winery is small but perfectly formed and has benefited from a recent 1m euro investment. His wine-making is meticulous and the wines are benchmarks for the region. They are fastidious about producing wines which reflect the very particular terroirs of Chablis with vines on both Portlandien and Kimmeridgien soil, concentrated, mineral and very precise wines. Their 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.

In the vineyard

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. Domaine de la Motte's 5 hectares of vineyards lie on south-and west-facing hills, where the soils have more clay and kimmeridgian features.

In the winery

20% of the wine is fermented in oak barrels, the rest in stainless steel. The oaked proportion remains in barrel for 8-12 months.

Food Recommendations

Smoked salmon or pan fried scallops.


Domaine de La Motte winners of the IWSC French Wine Producer of the Year 2013!

Chablis Vau-Ligneau 1er Cru


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