The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Chablis Grand Cru, Bougros, Domaine Du Colombier

Domaine du Colombier has been in the family for well over a century, having been handed down from generation to generation since 1887. It was not until 1957 that Guy Mothe began to specialise in vinifying Chablis, a craft which his three sons continue to refine. Thierry Mothe heads the vinification at the Domaine which is planted exclusively with Chardonnay.

The Chablis Grand Cru appellation is reserved for the most prestigious terroirs covering some 100 hectares producing only 5,500 hectolitres annually. They are situated on the right banks of the river Serein in the most favourable soils, enriched by tiny fossil oysters. All grapes are hand-picked then aged for a 12 months, 80% in stainless steel tanks and 20% in oak barrels. This is the only wine produced by the estate to see any oak aging.

A beautiful expression of Chablis with apricot, crunchy apple, and candied lemon peel backed up with a generous minerality. On the palate, this wine has a weight and texture from the deft touch of oak. This is helped by underpinned by excellent energy, with honey and lemon drops, hard stone fruit, and apple sweeping in on the hazelnut-flecked finish.

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