Corinne et Jean-Pierre Grossot 2012


DSC03855Tasted in Fleys, 15 April, 2014 with Jean-Pierre Grossot.

Corinne et Jean-Pierre Grossot
4 route de Mont de Milieu
89800 FLEYS
Tel. +33 (0)3 86 42 44 64+33 (0)3 86 42 44 64

This estate was created in 1920 by Jean-Pierre Grossot’s grandparents. The estate is now run by Jean-Pierre, his wife, and their youngest daughter Eve, who is the fourth generation at this family domaine. Jean-Pierre notes that the majority of his wines are bottled after the second winter. Wines are 60% exported from France.

2012 Chablis
Bottles in mid-November.
The nose has depth, despite a faint SO2 note, and some sweetness too. Full-flavoured with a lovely mouth-watering acidity. Super density of consistent, persistent flavour for the label. Stony flavour. Very good Chablis.

2012 Chablis, La Part des Anges
From a single parcel that is a continuation of Fourneau but more west-facing.
Also a faint SO2 note, but one that quickly departs, leaving a softer, rounder nose. This is more lithe and finer than the first wine – if not more obviously concentrated. More finesse though – nice.

2012 Chablis 1er Côte de Troesmes
sitting west of Beauroy.
High tones, modest, quite pretty. A little more sucrosité and a growing concentration. Again, fulsome and mouth-watering with a steely and stony finish.

2011 Chablis 1er Fourneau
The nose has a strong note that hovers between pyrazine and asparagus. Lovely dimension and a different density, lively complexity and a sweetly mouth-watering finish. I’m no fan of the nose, but love the flavour and shape here.

2011 Chablis 1er Vaucopin
Also an asparagus element to the nose. Lithe, nice minerality and, again, sweetly mouth-watering.

2011 Chablis 1er Fourchaume
More classic nose (no asparagus!) – it’s rather shy though. Fuller, rounder and silkier. Real density in the middle and a good, rather stony finish. Yum!

2011 Chablis 1er Mont de Milieu
50% was elevaged in barriques – 6-7 years old – with some 600 litre barrels too.
Faintly soft and showing a little green herb. Nice clean lines here. The wine is fresh but finely textured. A good width of flavour that holds very well in the finish.

2010 Chablis La Part des Anges
Depth and roundness but also with an additional riper dimension (that Jean-Pierre notes often takes a couple of years to show) and some floral references. Wide and detailed with a lovely texture – this wine isn’t at all embarrassed to follow 2011 1er crus. Lovely wine.

2010 Chablis 1er Fourneau
A narrower, more direct aromatic but finer too – again with a little floral component. Lithe, lovely, bubbling acidity. A fine growth of mouth-watering flavour too – super finishing!

2010 Chablis 1er Fourchaume
The nose has width though more modest depth – seemingly fine textured though. Again, lithe and fresh with super detail. A lovely, slowly growing flavour profile. Holds onto a half-stony, half-floral note. Super finish!<(div>

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