Tasted in Fleys with Eve Grossot, 6th January 2016.
Corinne et Jean-Pierre Grossot
4 route de Mont de Milieu
Tel: +33 3 86 42 44 64
Eve on the last vintages:
“In 2015, luckily we missed almost all the hail, if not the 80mm of rain. Fortunately despite the rain, everything in the vineyard stayed clean. As for 2014 it’s a long time since we saw such clean grapes, particularly after the difficulty with the 2013s. 2014 is a vintage of nervosité. We had a good crop after the 28 hl/ha of 2013 – back closer to 50 hl/ha. The 2013s have eaten tons of sulfur so some growers question their stability…”
The domaine has been in conversion to bio since 2012, from 2015 they have certification.
Diam 5 here is the closure of choice here.
Clearly a very tasty set of wines, which showcase the fine 2014 vintage.
3 different bottlings, this from the second in November, third not yet done – from 13 hectares of vines.
Fresh, wide, seashore – attractive. A super wide and intense front of flavour. An excellent line of intensity with a frame of salinity. Tasty wine indeed!
Two small parcels, ‘a nice argilles blanche with fine exposure.’
More width, a hint of herb and wider fruit. Wider, more of a wave of flavour – more intensity too. A lovely purity of slightly sugared minerality. Excellent.
2014 Chablis 1er Les Troëmes
Only 0.13 hectare near the lake of Beines, just 2k bottles sold in French market.
A more profound nose, deeply mineral. Ouf! Now that has intensity and it’s more a direct line of flavour than a width. Very mineral again but without any austerity. Super, very characterful wine!
2014 Chablis 1er Vaucoupin
There are some aromatic similarities here, despite a completely different shape – here is a width, but a little tight. Also a width on the palate too. A good intensity, energy and really lovely complexity – an easier experience than the last wine today. Lovely finishing intensity – super.
About 25% oak elevage some in demi-muids, all old.
A discreet, indeed tight nose. Faint minerals only. Gorgeous, layered delivery, in waves – this is really super. Bravo! Really gorgeously flavoured wine.
2014 Chablis 1er Fourchaume
Also discreet, with some mineral reflections, almost suggesting a reduction. A little less padding but super-mouth-watering mineral intensity with a hint of sucrosity – then another burst of flavour in the finish. More intensity and more energy but for that reason harder to enjoy today than the Fourneaux – but wait! 😉
2014 Chablis 1er Mont de Milieu
Assembled in tank; about 50% in-barrel elevage before being finished in tank.
Here from tank there’s a modest but becoming reduction. Bright, complex with a lovely but not excessive energy – still a hint of reduction but essentially a lovely composed wine that should be excellent. A nice finishing salinity too. Fine!