2018 Chablis Vieilles Vignes, Domaine de la Motte, Burgundy, France
With wonderful aromas of baked apple, the age of the vines has has added complexity, richness and depth of flavour. The palate remains nervy and fresh to the finish. This is a textured and full flavoured expression of Chablis.
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. Their winemaking is meticulous and the wines are benchmarks for the region. They are fastidious about producing concentrated, mineral and very precise wines which reflect the particular terroirs of Chablis, with vines on both Portlandian and Kimmeridgian soils. Motte's 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.