Courtault-Michelet, Chablis (2020)
Saline, citrus-driven with wet stones and a slight touch of sour cream and parmesan cheese from its malolactic conversion and 3-months on the lees. A textbook Chablis of nerve and tension.
With planting density around 6000 to 7000 vines per hectare, which is a bit more than the mean for the Chablis wine-growing region (5500 vines /ha), this wine delivers a terrific amount of complexity.
This vineyard is sited on relatively hilly ground. Some plots have required considerable work on them before planting, with gradients of up to 1 in 2.5 (40%) possible. The oldest plots have 45 year-old vines, except of the Domain Michelet's old vines of Chablis which is 60 year-old.