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Gerard Duplessis

Gerard Duplessis Chablis Premier Cru 'Montee de Tonnerre' 2013

$69.99

organic

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Type: White Wine

Grape: Chardonnay

A family domaine for five generations now, Lilian Duplessis is the latest vigneron of an estate created in 1895, taking over for his father Gerard in 1999.  After going to school and internships in the region (“There was no point in making Sauvignon blanc in New Zealand, I needed to know how to work Chardonnay in Burgundy” he says), Lilian has turned the domaine into one of the very few organic estates in Chablis.

With 9 hectares of vines covering 5 various premier and grand cru sites, Lillian crafts the most pure and compelling Chablis I have had the pleasure of tasting. All of the vines are planted in Kimmeridgian limestone giving the wines that classic, crunchy minerality for which the region is known.

Complex nose, with notes of bacon fat, smoky reduction and toasty oak (Lilian uses approximately 10% new oak for his Premiers Crus). Impressive weight and density on the palate, with a refreshing bitter-lemon twist to the finish.

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