Tasting notes, Domaine Louis-Michel, April 6, 2019

Domaine Louis-Michel has been farming and making wine is the heart of Chablis since 1850. Still a family business, it’s currently run by the sixth generation, Guillaume Gicqueau-Michel. With holdings in and among the finest sites in Chablis, the wines, made of 100% Chardonnay, with no use of oak aging, have a well-deserved reputation for excellent quality and longevity.

2017 Domaine Louis-Michel Petit Chablis

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Petit Chablis vineyards are located on both sides of the Serein valley, forming a ring surrounding the Chablis area, with soils dating from the Tithonian age, a little more recent than those of the other appellations in the region. This wine is fresh and crisp and lively with floral and saline notes.

2016 Domaine Louis-Michel ‘Vaillons’ Premier Cru Chablis

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The Valvan Valley traps heat during the summer and the subsequent wines are often fruitiet and more expressive than other Premier Cru Chablis. Rich, with aromas and flavors of hazelnuts and white peach, finishing crisply and precise.

2016 Domaine Louis-Michel ‘Montee de Tonnerre’ Premier Cru Chablis

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Located on the ‘Grand Cru’ side of the valley, Montee de Tonnerre is among the most prestigious of the Premier Cru sites. The wine shows pronounced minerality but is not lacking in ripe stone fruit and citrus flavors with appealing salinity.

2015 Domaine Louis-Michel ‘Grenouilles’ Grand Cru Chablis

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One of the smallest Grand Crus in Chablis, Grenouilles is legendary for its perfectly balanced wines. This wine is no exception, with floral, fruit, mineral and bright acidity all in exquisite harmony.

2016 Domaine Louis-Michel ‘Les Clos’ Grand Cru Chablis

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Located in the center of the appellation, and sloping southward, Le Clos enjoys optimal exposure to sunlight, allowing for perfect ripeness. Reticent when young, with time, the wine becomes powerful and expressive with pronounced herbal and spice notes.

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