DOMAINE CYRIL GAUTHERON CHABLIS « LES EMERAUDES » – VINTAGE 2018

  • ABOUT THE ESTATE

Established in 1809, Cyril took over from his father Alain, in 2001. Father and son grew the estate to nearly 9 hectares and by making some important changes, have made it one of the finest references in Chablis. Cyril Gautheron is straight-forward and sincere, like his Chablis. The cuvée « Les Emeraudes » reflects the man who made it, breathtakingly open and direct. A Chablis village appellation that could easily be mistaken for a premier cru!

  • VINIFICATION

HARVEST: Manual & hand sorted.

VINIFICATION: Traditional in thermoregulated tanks. Pneumatic pressing & static racking

MATURING: Stainless steel vats.

  • VINEYARD

GRAPE VARIETAL: Chardonnay

EXPOSITION: North – North East

SOIL: Kimmeridgian

SURFACE: 0.5 hectares 1.5 acres

VINEYARD AVERAGE AGE: 15 – 55 years

PRODUCTION: 5000 bottles

 

 

  • TASTING NOTES

TASTING NOTES: This Chablis is a balance between liveliness, maturity, and mellowness. The aromas develop notes which are purely floral. These give way gradually to peach and apricot and ends with dry citronella and a bit of fresh butter. The palate elegant fresh richness, leading to supple roundness. The finish is perfect combining superb acidity and tension making this an exceptionally harmonious wine.

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: It can be enjoyed young (2-3 years old) with fish or poultry terrines, or with grilled or poached fish. It also goes well with asparagus, which is normally difficult to match, as well as exotic cuisine: it can handle curries or tandoori dishes and it also balances out the mellow and subtle texture of sushi. Or you could simply drink it as a splendid pre-dinner drink.
It harmonizes well with goat cheeses, as well as Beaufort, Comté, or Emmental.

  • TIPS

AGEING POTENTIAL : 3 to 5 years

SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 10° to 12° as an aperitif or 12° to 14° with a meal.