2017/8 Chablis Vieilles Vignes, Domaine de la Motte, Burgundy, France
"A fine effort, the 2017 Chablis Vieilles Vignes unfurls in the glass with aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, dried white flowers and warm brioche. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and satiny, with a more concentrated, muscular profile than the domaine's regular Chablis but with a similarly racy spine of acidity and a mouthwatering finish. It's harvested by hand, and some 15% of the blend is matured in barrels."
William Kelley, The Wine Advocate, August 2019.
NEW FOR CHRISTMAS.
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.