Tasted in Montallery with Céline Courty-Chevallier, 26 January 2021.
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Céline on 2019:
2019 it is different to 2018; there’s a little more dry extract, wines that are more mineral, more typical of Chablis. We started with a little frost, and the heat of the summer blocked the maturity for a while – there was also a small episode of hail in the region of Courgis. In the end, we were only down about 10% down in volume at the end of the year, so compared to many, that was a good result – and we have a little VCI from the 2018s too. 2019 and 2018 have similarities I think, but 2020 is clearly more mineral – here in 2019 I’d say we are on the fruit more than the minerals, like in 2018.
As each year, there’s an elegant style to the wines at this address – very good wines.
It’s mainly the new generation of Nomacorc for the first two wines and the others are generally Trescases cork. The wines have been bottled though there is still some in tank for a later bottling:
2019 Petit Chablis
All tank elevage from about 3 hectares of vines in Beine, 12.5° natural
A timid nose, lightly saline, equally lightly citrus then slowly adding some floral accents with air. Round in the mouth, comfortable and nicely textured – mineral and mouth-watering below. Wide finishing – such an easy wine but also easy to see the Chablis roots of this wine. That’s excellent and delicious despite its ‘ease.’
A mix of Beine and Courgis and a small plot in Milly. Also 100% tank elevage. Representing about 8 hectares of vines.
That’s a nicely saline nose – with a good width too. Slightly reductive but then with fine and mobile flavour over the palate – like the PC – that has the delicious easy style of the domaine – it reminds me a little of Domaine Millet in terms of the floral tastiness, if not quite the same style of structure – excellent all the same.
This was from the largest bottling in mid-July.
The salinity is gone but it’s replaced with extra freshness and a floral component. Again, easy over the palate, here’s a little salinity and more drive and energy to the flavours too. Extra finishing concentration, the salinity included. That’s an excellent wine, that balances deliciousness and a good minerality. Excellent wine.
No Cuvée Prestige or Montmains tasted this year…